Sunday, 26 November 2017

Muis shares PSLE figures, Islamic education fund growth

The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) has announced on its Facebook page that out of 264 Singaporean religious school (madrasah) students who sat for the primary school leaving examination (PSLE) this year, 98.5% have been assessed suitable to proceed to secondary school. This in an increase of 0.3% from last year.

Madrasahs that offered PSLE this year attained scores higher than the PSLE benchmark set by Ministry of Education, Muis said.

Muis also shared earlier in the month that 505 students have benefitted from the Islamic Education Fund (IEF) this year as a result of enhancements to the scheme. The IEF was introduced in 2004 to ensure that Islamic education (IE) classes at mosque-based madrasahs remain affordable.

In total, about 4,100 students will benefit from the S$1.4 million to be disbursed this year. This amount is 10% higher than in the preceding year and is the largest amount disbursed thus far, made possible by zakat contributions from the Singapore Muslim community.

Five principals who are coordinating the 38 aLIVE centres were given approval letters for disbursement by Singapore Mufti Dr Fatris Bakaram at a IEF disbursement ceremony. Dr Fatris also presented the inaugural Virtuous Student Award to 62 students during the same ceremony. Award winners have displayed exemplary attributes and portrayed excellence towards in the pursuit of Islamic knowledge.