Recipients of Al Azhar University Scholarships arrive in Cairo for studies

A total of 27 students who received scholarships to pursue university studies at Al Azhar University are now in Cairo – Egypt for their first academic year.

They were seen off by His Eminence the Deputy Mufti of Uganda Shk. Abdallah Semambo during a special ceremony held at the UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala on 8th February 2018.

During the ceremony, the Deputy Mufti handed over air tickets to all the 27 winners. These are the ones who excelled in the interviews that were also held at the UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala by officials from Al Azhar University and the Embassy of Egypt in Uganda.

In his remarks to the students, H.E the Deputy Mufti wished them Allah’s blessings and urged them to take their studies seriously.

“Be good ambassadors and make us proud” he said.


The Secretary for Education Shk. Juma Bakhit Cucu advised the students to properly utilize the five academic years and also make friends.

He said his office will keep monitoring them to ensure that they stick to what took them there.

The ceremony was also attended by Dr. Muhammad Al-Ghayat – the head of Egyptian scholars in Uganda, Dr. Ali Badawi – a Duat from Egypt and Amiir Daula Shk. Sulaiman Kakeeto.

The students came from different parts of Uganda and they will pursue courses as follows:


  • Mutaawe Abubakar
  • Ssimbwa Idris
  • Muweesi Huzaifa
  • Nangobi Hadijah
  • Bwete Fahad
  • Mutyaaba Muzamil
  • Yiga Hamza
  • Kimbowa Hassiibu
  • Muteete Muhsin


  • Sentongo Arafat Wasswa
  • Ikonero Abdul  Awal
  • Masanga Anwar Sadat
  • Nsamba Haruna


  • Rosemina Khalifan


  • Abdulmajid Adnan

Arabic Language:

  • Kayima Asuman

Islamic Studies:

  • Kimala Twaha Akram
  • Sawula Adam


  • Seggujja Abdallah


  • Bushira Shaban


  • Uwamaholo Faridah

Quran Studies:

  • Masereka Yahya Mansour


  • Amimu Hassan Daud

Clinical Laboratories:

  • Kaweesa Haidary Abdallah
  • Lubega Juma
  • Kabowa Fahad
  • Ali Abubakar

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