Sh. Mustafe was received by Prof. Mohamed Mohamoud Jama "Derie", Vice President for Public Relations and Community Outreach. The theme for the day was "Education and the Youth (the importance of education to
the Youth). Accompanying Prof. Derie, were Dr. Mohamed Muse Jibril, Vice President, Academic Affairs, Abdisamad Egeh Habaneh, Dean Office of Students Affairs and Counselling Services (OSACS), Abubokor Said Ali, Dean, Faculty of Business & Public Administration, Harun Ismail Warsame, - Dean, Freshman Department, among other Amoud University officials.
Present in the meeting hosted at the main graduation hall, which was filled to capacity with thousands of enthusiastic students in main campus were Amoud students drawn from Main campus who included Freshmen(first years), Sophomores(second years), Juniors(third years) and Seniors(fourth years).
In Summary Sh. Mustafe H. Ismail Harun told of a story of a little boy who had been troubling an old man who was reading a journal. The old man then decides to keep the boy busy, and gives him a riddle which is about a world map, and requests the boy to solve, in order to distract him.
In a short while, the boy returns a few minutes later with the completed world map picture.
In an unexpected turn of events, surprised at the boy's ability to solve the jigsaw puzzle real quick, the old man asks the little boy, "Did your mother teach you geography?". The boy answers no. The old man further probes the young boy and poses another question, "How did you solve it?" The boy answers gladly that there was an image of someone pictured in the back of the riddle page, and he simply arranged this person's image and there it was, the map of the world
The secret philosophy and big lesson Sh. Mustafe H. Ismail Harun said, is, "If people are organized, the world in turn, is organized".
Amoud University, through Office of Students Affairs and Counselling Services (OSACS), has embarked on organizing motivational speeches from world reknowned, gifted speakers and opinion leaders to influence the character of students and offer them mentor-ship and hope, so that upon graduation, the students do not just come out of the university with high quality academic content and paper but also come out as critical thinkers and change movers.
The story,Sh. Mustafe said, is borrowed from Paulo Coelho de Souza the Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is best known for his novel "The Alchemist". Paulo Coelho, (born August 24, 1947, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), is a Brazilian novelist known for employing rich symbolism in his depictions of the often spiritually motivated journeys taken by his characters.