31 Jul '15, 9pm

Government to help madrasahs improve quality of education

The Muslim community is keen to improve the quality of education at its full-time religious schools, or madrasahs, and the Government is studying how to help it do so for secular subjects. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in disclosing this yesterday, said: "If we are ready, I should have something to say by the National Day Rally in a few weeks' time." He was speaking to reporters at a Hari Raya dinner hosted by Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim for community and religious leaders. Mr Lee noted that, even though madrasahs are not part of the national school system, they play an important role in shaping the Singapore Muslim community. Earlier, Dr Yaacob said in his speech: "We want to strengthen our madrasahs because... they not only produce good religious leaders and teachers who understand and appreciate our multiracial and multi-religious context - ...

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