The school implements what is generally referred to as the Integrated Curriculum. This combines both the 8-4-4 (National) syllabus and Islamic Religious Sciences. About 30% of the students take the Integrated Curriculum
a. National Curriculum
The school teaches twelve subjects offered at the Secondary Education level. These are grouped into five categories shown below:
Group I – Compulsory subjects
Group II – Science subjects
Group III – Humanities subjects
Group IV – Technical
Group V –Technical/Trade Subjects
It is mandatory for all the students in Form One and Two to study all the 12 subjects offered. This helps to expose them to a wider range of subjects. After the second year of study, the students are allowed to do only eight which are examined at the end of the fourth year.
Table 2 below is a summary of the subjects offered in the national curriculum with the number of hours taught for each subject per class:
|9||Business Studies||Form 1&2||3||39||117|
|10||Islamic Religious Education||Form 1&2||3||39||117|
|12||Computer Studies||Form 1&2||3||39||117|
b. Religious Curriculum (Islamic Sciences)
This is an internal certificate course whose syllabus was initially designed to be completed in four years, but later revised to be studied in the first three years of secondary education.
General objectives of Islamic Sciences
• The main objective of this program is to ensure that learners are developed holistically. In the Integration program the Islamic studies and Arabic Language are presented in a more detailed manner than the normal I.R.E and Arabic offered according to the Kenyan National curriculum.
• To help the student know and understand logically the major principles of Islam and the fundamentals of faith to develop a clear worldview.
• Assist the student to learn, appreciate and practice Islamic moral values, manners and etiquette so that he/she may build an upright personality, develop positive skills and establish a strong foundation of discipline which is the key to all success.
• Provide an opportunity to study the history of Islam and the life of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) and his holy progeny to be able to understand how Islam spread and reached us and the challenges Muslims faced and how they tackled them. This will help the learners to take important lessons from this study and identify solutions for current situations and challenges.
• Facilitate the study of basic Islamic rules (Fiqh) which are mandatory for every Muslim to know and practice in the daily lifec
• To produce Muslims of integrity who are good citizens, humble and knowledgeable. People who are spiritually rich, aware of the purpose of their creation and ultimate destiny. People who are a comfort and a guide to the society and more so, pious Muslims who strive in the way of Allah (S.W.T.) to be amongst His pure servants.
• To prepare (for higher learning) specialists and researchers in Islamic Studies capable of carrying the message of Islam and propagating it, with proper understanding of the excellence of Islam and its simplicity and openness to other religions.
• To raise researchers with the ability to benefit from other civilizations, promote them within the constructive circles of interaction and fruitful co-operation.
The Religious curriculum comprises of the following Islamic Sciences:
1. Qur`an and Hadith studies
• Recitation & memorization
• Uluumul Qur`an.
• Exegesis and methodology
• Uluumul Hadith
2. Islamic Jurisprudence.
• Fiqh theory and practical
• Comparative Fiqh.
3. Islamic Ethics and upbringing
4. Islamic theology
5. Islamic History
• Prophet Muhammad [s.a.w.]
• The twelve Divine Imams (a.s)
• Caliphate and dynasties.
6. Arabic Language
• Arabic Reading and Comprehension.
• Listening and speaking
• Arabic Writing and dictation.
• Arabic grammar and morphology.
Table 2 below shows a summary of the subjects offered in the Religious Curriculum with the number of hours taught for each subject:
|Sr||Subject||Lessons/Week||Lessons /Term||Lessons /Year|
|1||Akhlaq (Islamic Ethics and upbringing||1||13||39|
|3||Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)||2||26||78|
|4||Tarikh (Oslamic History)||2||26||78|
Note: Each lesson lasts for 40 minutes