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ISLAMIC PLE 2016 BEGINS

A total of 2700 from 451 qur’an schools are set to sit for this year’s Islamic primary Leaving Exams starting tomorrow Wednesday. This marks the end of year Islamic Primary Leaving Examinations indicating an increament in the number of schools registering for these exams compared to last year.

This years exams comes at a time when Examinations Boards seems to be strict on matters relating to Exams malpractice. According to a statement issued by the Islamic National Examinations Board the two-day exams will be conducted at 167 accredited examination centres across the country.

Lubega Abdul Hakeem says the candidates will sit Koran (the reading and interpretation of the Holy Koran) in the morning followed by Fiqih (Islamic jurisprudence) in the afternoon. Lubega adds that Both Lughatul Arabiya (Arabic Language and its grammar) and Tarbiya paper (Islamic Culture) will be conducted on Thursday morning and afternoon respectively.

He challenges teachers and schools to desist from exam mal-practice as their centres risks closure. Lubega Abdul Hakim---PRO INEB

The Secretary General of the Examining board Dr Harouna Jemba raised concern that there are gaps in the Islamic based schools at the lower levels which he attributes to the misinformation that religious based courses has no market. He adds that number of candidates sitting the exams has increased compared to last year -something attributed to the increased awareness and the free literature that the association recently offered to these schools. DR HAROUNA JEMBA---SEC GEN INEB

These examinations are always sat at the end of second term so as to enable Primary seven candidates prepare for national primary leaving exams normally conducted in November. They take place in all Muslim schools registered under the Uganda Koran Schools'Association. SB--------------------LUBEGA ABDUL HAKIM

The umbrella body has its own syllabus for the Arabic Language and Islamic Theology. The Islamic examinations body has been setting exams from Nursery to Primary seven for the last Eighteen years.

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