Two religious schools to adopt Islamic education model from Singapore

Dr Abdul Rahman (seated, seventh right) flanked by Juma'ani on his right in a group photo with students and teachers from Aljunied Al-Islamiah Madrasah.

By Nancy Nais

SINGAPORE, Aug 16: Two religious schools in Sarawak have been identified to adopt Islamic education model of Madrasah Aljunied Al-Islamiah in Singapore.

Assistant Minister of Utility (Electricity Supply) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi disclosed that the schools are SK Agama Datuk Abdul Kadir Hassan and SMK Agama Sheikh Haji Othman Abdul Wahab, which are both located in Kuching.

“The 93-year-old Aljunied Al-Islamiah Madrasah is a well known religious school in the region. It has produced many successful scholars from Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore,” he said after visiting the school today.

Their success factor is the use of Arabic as the medium of instruction and we must emulate their system,” he added.

Dr Abdul Rahman, who is also Pandai Damai assemblyman, emphasised that he will discuss with Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS) on the future plans to upgrade religious schools in Sarawak.

“We are going to invite Aljunied Al-Islamiah Madrasah administrators to assist us by sending our teachers for training here,” he said.

Chief Minister’s wife Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Bujang was present. — DayakDaily