28 Feb '15, 1pm

Academic performance of madrasah students has improved: Yaacob

Academic performance of madrasah students has improved: Yaacob

SINGAPORE - The academic performance of students enrolled in madrasahs, or Islamic religious schools here, has improved over the years, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim said at an award ceremony held by the Islamic Religious Council (Muis) on Saturday. Speaking at the disbursement ceremony of the Progress Fund Madrasah Assistance Scheme (Promas) at Madrasah Wak Tanjong at Sims Avenue, Dr Yaacob noted that the madrasah's top Primary 6 pupil last year scored a record aggregate of 269 for the Primary School Leaving Examinations. More madrasah students are also eligible for the Express stream at the Secondary level, he said. Last year, 61.7 per cent of the cohort made it to the Express stream - a 16 per cent increase compared to the year before. "Our efforts to provide quality madrasah education are bearing fruit," said Dr Yaacob, who is also the Communicati...

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