The Academic Registrar of Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Dr Halima Wakabi Akbar has challenged the students at the institution to compete for academic awards.
Dr Akbar says at the institution there are four awards namely The Prince Badru Kakungulu Award, The IUIU Alumni Award, The International Islamic Charitable Organisation (IIOC) and The Rector Award given to outstanding students.
Despite enrolling both Muslim and non-Muslim students, the institution awards the best academic performer on Graduation day a modern laptop and 1.5 Million Ugandan Shillings cash.
“The Prince Badru Kakungulu Award is given to the student of the year. To win the award, the student should have an outstanding academic performance, be highly disciplined and morally upright. The student should have been active in Dawa, an outstanding Qur’an memorizer. The student should be all round participating in sports and other co-curricular activities. The Award carries Shs 1,500,000 and a laptop,” She said.
“The IUIU Alumni Award is given to the second best student irrespective of the gender or religious affiliation. The student should be an all-round student with good leadership qualities and highly disciplined, active in sports and other co-curricular activities. The award carries Ug Shs 1,000, 000 ,” reads a statement signed by the Academic Registrar of the institution.
Dr Akbar says The International Islamic Charitable Organisation is given to the best female student while the Rector Award is given to the best creative and innovative award.
“The International Islamic Charitable Organisation is given to the best Muslim female student. A Daii worker with excellent leadership skills, active in sport and co-curricular activities, highly disciplined and exhibiting interpersonal skills. The Award carries 500 USD”
“The Rector Award is given to the best creative and innovative student. The Award carries Ug 2,000,000,” says Dr Akbar in a statement.
Ishmael Pias, a final year student at the institution told Campus Bee that the awards motivate students.
“The Awards are very important because students are motivated to work hard in their academics,” Pias told Campus Bee.