Mohammed CheemaMohammed Akram Khan-Cheema OBE

Mohammed Akram Khan-Cheema, who has over thirty years experience in the British education system, moved to England from Kenya in 1960. Having taught at primary and secondary level until 1979, he then became a Schools Inspector in Birmingham before taking up the position of General Education Adviser in 1981. He later took up a post with Bradford LEA as senior education Inspector with special responsibility for staff development projects and resources.

Khan-Cheema has been instrumental in pushing back the barriers facing Muslim teachers through various community based self-help or voluntary educational initiatives. As Education Consultant with the Association of Muslim Schools, Khan-Cheema helped develop schemes to enable trainee teachers to bring Islam to the classroom. He was also a recipient of The Muslim News Awards for Excellence in 2002 in Education, and was made an OBE.

Sources: The Muslim News; Q-news

Mohammed Cheema Interview with Inspired by Muhammad Campaign
Talks about his background and inspiration from Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)