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142 teens join Al-Quran reading scheme

Azlan Othman

Some 142 students attended the virtual registration session for the Youth Al-Quran Reading Scheme (STAR) 2022-2023 recently.

The admission of the students was the result of an interview conducted last January. Of the 727 candidates, 142 students were accepted, with 108 students from Brunei-Muara, 17 from Belait, eight from Tutong and nine from Temburong.

The scheme was established in 1997 under Al-Quran and Dikir Recitation Unit, Advanced Education Division, Islamic Studies Department.

The scheme trains and guides youth’s Al-Quran recitation using well-known recitation styles,to produce young Al-Quran readers who have the potential to compete at the national level. The event began with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar and Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by a welcoming speech from Head of the Advanced Education Division Norashikin binti Haji Ahmad and a speech by the guest of honour, Acting Assistant Director of Islamic Studies (Institution of Studies) Mohd Ahsanul Azmi bin Haji Sarbini. The event concluded with the recitation of Doa Selamat.

Students during the registration session. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN