Education

To work towards the development of a comprehensive policy embracing all academic Education requirements of the member Jamaats, develop comprehensive educational policy to cater for the member Jamaats present and future requirements and ensure harmonization of the activities and effective operation of the constituent elements of the education board and establish necessary communication, coordination and liaison with appropriate institutions worldwide.

Teacher Training Program

AfedTeacherTrainingThe Education Board seeks to establish a good interactive relationship between all Schools by promoting student/teacher exchange programs between themselves, such as sharing of resources, Teacher Training Sessions, Interactive workshops, Educational Crash courses, Student Orientation Programs, school visits etc

To achieve this, the Education Board in collaboration with the World Federation invited Br. Arif Hasham (B.Sc(Hons) PGCE CBiol. MIBiol. NPQH) to Dar es Salaam in 2011, to offer his professional services in conducting a Teachers Training program for Al Muntazir Islamic Seminary.
Apart from the Teacher training sessions conducted by Br. Arif Hasham which received a good response from the teachers, meetings were also held with the School leadership team and heads.

The Education Board aims to facilitate more of such programs in the coming future with the cooperation from the schools.

Baseline School Assessment Program

BaselineAssessmentIn the year 2009, The Education Board introduced the Baseline School Assessment Program through the assistance of the World Federation, to be implemented in our educational institutions within member Jamaats, to benefit the respective Boards and Management.

The Baseline School Assessment was conducted by Mr. Terrence Ward ((Cert. Ed, Dip. Ed, B.Sc, C.phys) an Education Advisor with immense experience in different education levels within different schools across the world. Among the schools that participated and visited by the consultant were Mombasa, Nairobi and Arusha.

The Board of each school visited was given a confidential report about the perceived state of quality of teaching and learning observed. The report included recommendations that might help their development   and which the schools were asked to consider.

In conclusion, the Overall performance of the Baseline School Assessment program as commended by all the 3 schools was extremely successful and well conducted by Mr. Ward.

Further to the first Visit carried out in 2009, the Education Board is pleased to have Mr. Terrence Ward for a second Baseline School Assessment program this year.

He is currently conducting an assessment program for the Bilal comprehensive School in Dar es Salaam, which will be followed by Amani School in Zanzibar, Jaffery Academy & Bilal School Mombasa, Jaffery Academy Nairobi and finally the Swadiq Junior School in Kampala.

Facebook

FacebookThe Education Board has launched a Facebook group called ‘SOARING HIGHER, with the aim of creating a network of students, allowing the flow of information and ideas between the Students and the Education Board. This will assist in further planning and enhancement of community members on their Career goals and extra curriculum activities.

The forum will also be used as a means of disseminating information to the students, on the opportunities offered by the Africa Federation, such as loan schemes, awards, scholarships etc

We strongly encourage youths to join this network.

The Brilliant Student Award is an annual scholarship program offering a onetime award of USD 5,000 to two students (one boy and one girl) who have displayed a consistent record of academic excellence.  It is our hope that this award will propel the students onto a path that will take them through a rigorous university education, assist them in attaining their career dreams and aspirations, and bring their talents to our communities around the world.   

Only two winners will be chosen on merit from all eligible applicants, with the below requirements.

Eligibility:

The Brilliant Student Award is open to boys and girls who have achieved outstanding results at the Advanced level (Form 5 and 6 or equivalent) and wish to go for further studies. The winners of this award will also be able to access the normal Higher Education Loan under the EB Program.

Jamaat Responsibility/Deadline:

All students’ applications must be handed over to their respective Jamaat’s Education Board Representatives. Local Jamaat’s will be responsible to publicize these services, scrutinize, verify and filter all applications in order to nominate and forward Four Proposed names (two boys and two girls) to the Education Board Secretariat by 15th September 2011.

Apart from the 4 applications nominated by the Jamat, all the applications which have been received for this award should also be forwarded to the Education Board Secretariat.

Publicity:

Local Jamaats are specifically requested to give more importance to the award this year so that applications are received from all the local Jamaats. Jamaats Education representatives must put in extra effort to publicize and make announcements at different Community centers and functions (e.g. Madressah, khushali, wafat, etc) to draw the attention of students to seriously consider applying for the award. 

Guidelines for Awards: 

Candidates who wish to apply for this award are required to fill in the ‘Brilliant Student Award for Higher Education’ form and attach the following: 

  • 1 Passport Size Photograph
  • Final A’S Level and A’ level Examination Results
  • Form 6 Mock Examination Results (The Education Board representative of the respective Jamaat must verify the final National/international ‘A’ level results.)
  • 2 academic Reference Letters (Heads, Teachers, etc)
  • Certificates of Achievement or letters of recommendation in Extracurricular Activities and Community Service
  • Sponsorship letters from co-sponsors confirming that they will be responsible for the balance of funds in excess of the scholarship award.
  • University Acceptance letter and Fee Structure
  • A one page write up explaining:
    • Why do you feel that you should be considered for this award?
    • What are your Aspirations for the future?
    • On completion of your university education, how will you use your skills to contribute back to the community? 

The Jamat Board Members must certify all documents as True Copies. In absence of any of the above documentation, the student may be disqualified.  

The Secretariat of the Education Board will make the final selection from nominated applications received from all Jamaat’s. 

The Best Student Award Scheme recognizes the accomplishments of students within our community who have achieved outstanding results at O–levels. It has been conducted successfully since many years by the Education Board under the auspices of the Africa Federation.

The award is open to boys and girls who have appeared for National Examination and Overseas Board Examination "O" levels during the academic year i.e. January to December.

This year, the Education Board received applications from Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Moshi, Tanga, Mwanza, Mombasa and Nairobi. After close scrutiny based on the set criteria of selection, the following are the results:

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