| Azaraimy HH |
HIS Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik yesterday officiated the foundation-laying ceremony for a new Arabic School at the Rimba National Housing Scheme Area.
The $48-million Arabic School will be completed by June next year. The number of students enrolling in Arabic schools has increased by 29 per cent in the last five years with the figure expected to climb even higher.
In a speech, Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad bin Pengiran Hj Abdul Rahman, Minister of Religious Affairs, said the new Arabic School was among the government’s biggest projects under the 10th National Development Plan.
The new school is built to accommodate male students. The design of the building is influenced by Islamic architecture and will have learning and teaching facilities such as classrooms, teachers’ rooms, science laboratory, computer laboratory, language lab, mini studio, main hall, cafeteria, sporting facilities, library and hostels.
“It is hoped that with the new school, more qualified students will further their studies for the development of Islamic education and the nation, in line with the Vision 2035 that will reinforce the aspiration of a Zikir Nation and strengthen the national philosophy of the Malay Islamic Monarchy,” the minister said.
The minister added that the school would be another symbol of Islamic triumph in the country.
His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik also watched a video clip on the new project and toured the exhibition area.