The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) in partnership with the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is accepting papers for its two - day International Islamic Universities Conference scheduled from August 3rd – 6th, 2016 at the IUIU Female’s Campus - Kabojja, Kampala. The conference theme is “Holistic Youth Personality Development in Higher Education”.

    Nations and civilizations are built on holistic individuals who promote and defend their religions and beliefs and are equally responsible to successfully develop their people as a whole and youth in particular. On the contrary, youth personality development has seldom been given an academic-religious thought. The world is experiencing a general outcry regarding youth behavior in relation to society. Of recent, there has been an awakening among Muslim scholars to the realities of youth personality development challenges, both nationally and institutionally. This awakening is important for all stakeholders to galvanize efforts geared towards bridging the generational socio-cultural relation and communication gap. The trend among scholars, since 1995 and religious persons in Africa have been to encourage communities to foster youth personality development in their daily activities. Since Islam is a holistic system that fully impacts an individual’s life, Muslim scholars, community leaders and Imaams ought to equally embrace the notion of holistic youth personality development and how it is fostered and nurtured. Monotheism propels the universal holistic personality development agenda while shaping the socio-cultural relations of mankind and youth in particular.

    This TARBIYYAH 2016 conference shall focus on ingraining youth personality development as a culture among Muslims in the Higher Education Institutions. It aims to stimulate, document, and promote academic-religious discourse on youth personality development through dialogue, capacity building, and developing strategies that will engage the Muslim communities in Africa to assume their original responsibility of fostering and nurturing youth personality development. The conference will offer a platform for Muslim academics and the community to present papers; promote youth personality development activists, and chart a course of action on regional issues affecting the Muslim youth personality development.

    Within the broad theme of the conference, topics for papers include the following:

    a. The Islamic View of Youth Personality Development
    b. Faith and Personality Development
    c. Applicability of TARBIYYAH in the Contemporary World
    d. Culture and Personality Development
    e. Best and Promising Practices
    f. Personality Development Education Awareness
    g. Intellectual Development
    h. Advocacy/Media
    i. Poster Presentations on youth development issues are also invited

    Abstracts/Panel proposals:
    Each prospective presenter should submit electronically an abstract of 300 words or less to Dr Wardah M. Rajab-Gyagenda at by Friday, July 15, 2016. Please, note that submission of abstract automatically grants conference organizers the right to publish it in the conference program and proceedings book.

    Formal Paper Requirements

    The conference papers should conform to the list below:
    1. Provide a 300 word abstract of the paper.
    2. Abstracts should include the Author’s name, title of paper, institutional affiliation, country, and contact information (phone number and email address).
    3. In the case of co-authored papers, indicate who will be responsible for presenting the paper at the conference.
    4. Identify the institutional affiliation of all author(s)
    5. Have fully written papers of no more than 3,000 words or 10 page limit (excluding references)
    6. All papers including abstracts should be written in Times New Roman, 12 size fonts.
    7. Be formatted and referenced in accordance to the APA style

    Important deadlines:

    July 15, 2016: Deadline for submitting abstracts

    July 22, 2016: Notification of presenters with accepted abstracts

    August 1, 2016: Presenters to submit the following:

    - Complete paper (10 page limit with 12 size fonts) and

    - A Power Point presentation of your paper. Participants must submit these two documents to present at the conference

    Publication of Selected Papers

    The conference proceedings will be published in a book. Selected conference papers shall be published as articles in a journal.

    Conference Coordinators:

    Dr Wardah Rajab-Gyagenda - IUIU (
    Br Abdul Hamid Slatch - IIIT (

    Conference Contact:

    TARBIYYAH 2016 Conference

    Islamic University In Uganda (IUIU) PO BOX 2555 Mbale, Uganda Tel: +256 772 3255330 / 702 3255330

    Note: The Islamic University In Uganda will support international presenters to secure visas and entry into the country by providing invitation letters and other needed administrative assistance. Conference Registration: Participants are encouraged to fill in the attached registration form and submit by the required deadline. An optional tour of either the Source of the Nile or the Equator will be organized for participants on Friday, August 5th, 2016. Participants interested in being part of this tour must indicate interest in the registration form. There will be no late accommodation on the tour.

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