Islamic Studies Paper 2 2019

Weaknesses & Remedies


Candidates displayed the following weakness in this examination:

  • misinterpretation of questions

  • lack of Arabic Language background

  • inadequate preparation and responses

  • irrelevant answers to the questions.

  • Inadequate preparation and responses


To address the observed weaknesses, the Chief Examiners recommended the following:

  1. Candidates must try as much as possible to read widely and prepare thoroughly for the examination.

  2. Candidates should be encouraged to read the instruction very well so as to adequately understand the demands of the questions before attempting them

  3.  Teachers should endeavour to teach the candidates how to answer questions in a logical and clear manner.

  4. Candidates should learn and master the correct spellings of the vocabulary.

  5. Conscious efforts should be made by candidates to write legibly in Arabic or in transliteration