Bilal Islamic Schools top list of Idaad and Thanawi Performance
Bilal Islamic Schools topped the list of 10 best candidates in Idaad and Thanawi examination results announced on Tuesday by the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC based Idaad and Thanawi Examinations Board-ITEB (U).
The top candidates in Idaad are Zimula Yahiya, Ssempebwa Luqman Kassim, and Nambalira Zahidah, all from Bilal Islamic School in Kampala. These were followed by Waniala Abdurahman from Umar B. A Islamic Secondary School in Mukono, Abdul Salaam Ismail Sebbi and Lubega Twalha from Salaf Islamic School in Kampala, Nassuna Fatuma Ibrahim and Kimbowa Mutaswimbillah from Madina Islamic Secondary School in Wakiso and Ukasha Abdul-Hakim Kasujja from Nazigo Noor Islamic Secondary School in Mukono.
The top 10 candidates in Thanawi are Kiwula Walid, Ismail Hassan Noor, Kinene Nithumdin, were from Bilal Islamic School in Kampala, Muhammad Umar Jjemba, Mawanda Ismail, Mbambu Rahma from Madina Islamic Secondary in Wakiso, Ssekisambu Sulaiman from Salaf Islamic Secondary School, and Uthuman Abdurahman Wakate from Ibn Baz Boys ‘Secondary School in Iganga Municipality.
Releasing the results on Tuesday, Dr. Sheikh Ziyad Swaleh Lubanga, the ITEB Executive Secretary revealed that 59 Schools registered for Idaad- O level while 30 Schools registered for Thanawi exams. He explained that 498 male and 176 female candidates passed Idaad with distinctions. Speaking at the release of the results at the board head offices at Kawempe in Kampala City, the UMSC Education Secretary, Sheikh Juma Bakhit Cucu thanked the Examination Board for keeping the candle of Islamic theology studies burning in order to provide light to the young Muslim Learners. He also thanked School Directors, Headteachers, Parents, and candidates for the good performance exhibited in the last year’s exams.
Sheikh Cucu disclosed that the UMS education department has embarked on the standardization of school certificates for their acceptance at the International level. “We want the holders of Idaad & Thanawi Examination Board- ITEB Certificates to be University materials and not Mahdi material,” Sheikh Cucu remarked. He also revealed that his department is in the process of reviewing the Islamic theology studies Curriculum with the aim of training and building the capacity of future Muslim Clerics on conflict resolution, competence, critical thinking, situation endurance, and problem-solving. Sheikh Cucu urged Muslims and well-wishers to join efforts with UMSC in establishing Islamic Teacher’s Theological Institutions and an Islamic-based National Curriculum Development Centre. He used the same occasion to implore School Administrators to stamp out the vice of homosexuality, which he described as more dangerous than terrorism in the elimination of the human race. In attendance were Headteachers among others.