The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) based Islamic Theological Examination Board (ITEB) has released the results for both Idaad (0 level) and Thanawi (A level) for the 2020 academic year.
Speaking on behalf of the Mufti during the release of results at the UMSC headquarters in Old Kampala, Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa the second deputy Mufti, thanked the board for the tremendous progress so far registered compared to the past decades where each school set its own examinations.
“The Muslim community needs to scale up consultative efforts in empowering only one examination board for the better management of the Islamic theological exams,”said Waiswa.
Waiswa urged Muslims to offer support including technical advice to the UMSC education department to enable it establish other units such as Inspectorate of Schools.
“There is urgent need of periodical review of the Islamic curriculum after every 5 years for the purpose of developing relevant content for learners,” he said.
Sheikh Bakhit Juma Cucu the UMSC Secretary For Education informed the gathering that there is high demand for imams and magistrates for the anticipated operationalisation of Kadhi Courts and other Muslim leadership positions in the country.
He said there is a need to encourage the outgoing candidates to pursue Islamic Studies at a higher level.
For Idaad level- 954 Students registered, 948 sat. Ibn Khamisi Islamic School in Wakiso, Namungona Salaf SS in Kampala and Madina Islamic SSS in Wakiso emerged top of the 59 registered schools.
At Thanawi level- 397 Students registered from 30 Schools. Ibn Khamisi Islamic SSS and Madina Islamic SSS still led the group.