The long-awaited national unified madras syllabus, which aims to standardize Islamic studies in madrassa across Malawi, is at an advanced stage. Chairperson for the Unification of Madras syllabus working committee, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Alim Kalako confirmed the development in an interview with Malawi Muslims Official Website.
There has been progress since the inception of the idea from the Muslim community that followed the initiative taken by Al-Barakah Charity Trust in bringing different Islamic organizations working in the field of education to a round table on the matter.
“Currently, we have managed to do a number of assignments. Groups of specialized professionals were identified and given subjects based on their specialization. Then, drafts of syllabuses from different organizations were distributed to different professionals to review and come up with a unified copy,” remarked Sheikh Kalako.
The Chairman further said they are now “working on bringing these groups to a workshop where the reviewed copies shall be presented and debated upon to map the way forward” but he didn’t mention when.
Program Officer for Al-Barakah Charity Trust, Cassim Chilimba also remains optimistic of the success of the long anticipated unified madras syllabus in force.