Arabic Paper 2, Part 2, May/June 2012  
Questions: Part I 1 2 3 4 Part II 1 2, 4, 5 & 8 3 6 7 Main
General Comments
Part II Question 1

In this part, there were eight questions grouped under four sections of two questions each. Candidates were expected to answer one question only from each part to make four questions in all.

Questions 1

Give a biographical account of the education of Zakariya Oseni and mention one of his literary works on drama


Most candidates who answered this question performed well by giving a biographical account of the education of this scholar who hailed from Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria.  He was born in 1950 and received his primary education in his native town in Edo State.  He attended an Arabic School in Owo, Ondo State where he studied Arabic and Islamic studies before he proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he bagged his first and second degrees in Arabic and Islamic studies in 1977 and 1980 respectively.  He bagged his Ph.D in the same University and on the same field in 1984 and he is now a professor of Arabic in the University of Ilorin.


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