Al Muntazir School

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The Al Muntazir Schools
Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam
Type Islamic International School
Motto The will to succeed

Al Muntazir Schools, named after the Shia Twelfth Imam, is a collection of non-government schools, providing excellent education from pre-school to A-levels, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It was founded and is run by the Shia Ithna'sheri Jamaat, Central Board of Education (CBE). The Al Muntazir Schools consist of the following schools:

  • Al Muntazir Islamic Seminary
  • Al Muntazir Boys Primary School
  • Al Muntazir Girls Primary School
  • Al Muntazir Union Nursery School
  • Al Muntazir Toddlers & Day Care Centre[1]

Al Muntazir Islamic Seminary[edit]

Established in 1986, the school is home to approximately 1000+ students and 80+ teaching faculty, and offers both the Cambridge International Curriculum (IGCSE) and the NECTA National curriculum.


Al Muntazir Islamic Seminary is authorized by the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE – UK) to offer the IGCSE program for ages 13 – 16 as well as the GCE A Levels for ages 16 – 18. At the same time, the school is authorized to provide the local curriculum by the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) to offer the A level program for ages 16 – 18.

The IGCSE program allows students to undergo a four-year study before sitting for the international examinations. It is taken in core and extended levels through five subject groups: Languages (English as 1st Language and Kiswahili), Humanities (Economics and Geography), Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Mathematics and Vocational (Business Studies and Accounting). At the same time, for the preparation of a holistic professional, additional subjects are provided including Information Technology, Physical Education and Religious Studies.[2]

At the A level, the school provides both the international curriculum through Cambridge and the local curriculum through NECTA. The following combinations are provided:

  • Physics, Chemistry and Advance Math (PCM)
  • Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB)
  • Physics, Geography and Advance Math (PGM)
  • Economics, Geography and Advance Math (EGM)
  • Economics, Business Studies and Accounting (EBA)

At the same time, additional electives provided include General Paper, Pure Math and Religious Studies. The 2 year NECTA A level program is authorized by the local Ministry of Education and examined by the National Examination Council of Tanzania.[3] At Al Muntazir Islamic Seminary, the subject combinations provided at the A levels include:

  • Physics, Chemistry and Advance Math (PCM)
  • Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB)
  • Physics, Geography and Advance Math (PGM)
  • Economics, Geography and Advance Math (EGM)
  • Economics, Commerce and Accounting (ECA)
  • Commerce, Biology and Geography (CBG)
  • History, Kiswahili and other Languages (HKL)
  • History, Geography and Other Languages (HGL)

Extracurricular Activities[edit]

Students are currently registered for clubs such as;

  • Science Club
  • Literature Society
  • Wildlife Club
  • Photography Club
  • Math Club
  • Computer Club
  • Health Club
  • Model United Nations(MUN)-Led By Rahmat Rashid of Form 4 Science

Sporting activities available are; Basketball(Led by the ever loyal captain, Salman Kazim Nasser of Form 5 science), Football, Cricket(Led again by Salman Kazim Nasser(plays for the Tanzanian Cricket Association(TCA))), Volleyball, Swimming and Recreational Sports.


School Library: A well stocked library that houses numerous reading materials including Academic Textbooks for every subject taught at the school, Non Fiction and Fiction readers, Periodicals, Newspapers and Encyclopedias. Together with that, IT facilities within the library allow students to conduct online research that can assist them in their research projects.[4]

Science Laboratories: A total of six science labs are available for students and teachers for conducting lab sessions as part of the learning process. The laboratories are modern and contain state of the art equipment to make the learning process more effective.

IT Laboratories: Two IT Labs are available not only for students to learn the practical IT modules, but also for teachers wanting to demonstrate online or CD based learning materials to students in any subject. One of the IT labs is also improvised as an AV room allowing all Al Muntazir Schools to hold presentations or demonstrations using multimedia facilities.

Sports Ground The School has access to the Union Sports Club Sports ground for any sporting activity including Football, Volleyball, Cricket, Athletics and Basketball.

Al Muntazir Boys Primary School[edit]

The Al Muntazir Boys Primary School formerly known as Al Muntazir Junior School is situated in the Sea View area opposite the Aga Khan Hospital. The Al Muntazir Boys Primary School currently follows the Tanzania National Curriculum.[5]

Extracurricular Activities[edit]

Students can enroll in clubs such as;

  • Quiz Club
  • Bookworm Club
  • Board Games : Scrabble, Math fun, etc.
  • Kiswahili Drama Club
  • Mathaletics
  • Qur'an Hifz/Arabic
  • Arts and Crafts (knitting, drawing, etc.)
  • Environmental Club
  • Young Journalist Club

Sporting activities available are; Basketball&Karate

Al Muntazir Girls Primary School[edit]

Al Muntazir Girls Primary School is situated on the United Nations Road, very close to the Indian Ocean. The Al Muntazir Girls Primary Campus was established in the year 2002, branching out from the Al Muntazir Junior School. The campus is built up as a two floored open rectangle. This consists of offices and spacious classrooms, as well as extra facilities such as an art room, an inviting library, a modernized computer room, a moral science room, a resource room and a sick bay where children are taken care by the school nurse.[6]

Extracurricular Activities[edit]

Students can enroll in clubs such as;

  • Art and Craft
  • Language Club
  • Health and Science Club
  • Home Science Activities
  • Sports
  • Drama

Al Muntazir Union Nursery School[edit]

The Al Muntazir Union Nursery School is one of the biggest pre-schools in Dar es Salaam. Established in 1956 with just 2 classes, the school now provides education to almost 740 students aged between 2 ½ and 6 years.[7]

Al Muntazir Toddlers & Day Care Centre[edit]

See also[edit]

Dar es Salaam


Coordinates: 6°48′06″S 39°17′14″E / 6.8018°S 39.2873°E / -6.8018; 39.2873