Rexhep Hasani, who currently works as principal of a municipality school in Kosovo has been declared by the Ministry of Education in Kosovo as exemplary principal for the year 2017-18 in his municipality.
The inscription for the reward read, “This award is for the best municipal director of the municipality of Shtime, for respecting engagement and work for education [in general] and education of the new generations, providing to all others an example”.
The e-learning facility, part of his services, is described by the authorities as follows: “The education process is often difficult even if the circumstances are favourable. But the process can be even more challenging when learning takes place in circumstances that are otherwise and unprecedented. In most of the didactic literature, the idea is that the student is at the centre of attention and not the teacher, and that is not entirely wrong for the fact that real learning takes place when someone teaches something to someone or presents his knowledge to someone. E-learning offers this opportunity. The role of the teacher here remains just as a leader of a process, while the student presents himself.”
Rexhep Hasani entered the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in 2002. He is also a veteran of the Kosovo War and suffered injuries in 1999 from a grenade explosion. Later he came to Pristine to study and became a teacher of Albanian literature and language. There he learned about Ahmadiyyat, the true Islam, through the late Mr Musa Rustemi and the missionary of Kosovo, Javed Iqbal Sahib.
After accepting Ahmadiyyat, he became an example for community members. On 27 December 2018, he was declared by the Ministry of Education for Kosovo and Director of Education for Kosovo, Mr Fehmi Hysenaj, as an exemplary principal for the year 2017-18.
It is interesting to note that the first project of Humanity First in Kosovo was completed in his school, in which Humanity First Germany installed 18 computers and made this e-learning programme possible.