A briefing was held yesterday to discuss the inclusion of Al-Quran as a subject in the fixed curriculum for Year 11 students, as well as the use of Al-Quran teaching and learning resource materials at secondary schools, as well as government and private colleges.
The programme, under the joint initiative of the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA), was implemented in 2020 for Years 9, 10 and 11 government and private secondary schools, with an allocation of 25-30 minutes per week using the transitional curriculum.
The programme was implemented in stages as a separate subject (known as Al-Quran subject) in a fixed curriculum in 2021 for Year 9 students.
The fixed curriculum for Al-Quran was continued for Year 10 students this year, and will be extended to Year 11 in 2023.
Some 150 heads of religious teachers, heads of departments and Year 11 Al-Quran teachers attended the briefing at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Girls Arabic Religious Secondary School.
Acting Director of Curriculum Development Department, MoE cum Chairperson of the Syllabus (Curriculum) Teaching and Learning Resources Division Ali Hamdani bin Haji Mohamad Diah and Head of Curriculum Division, Islamic Studies Department, MoRA cum Deputy Chairperson of Syllabus (Curriculum) Teaching and Learning Resources Division Haji Johar bin Haji Jumat delivered the briefing.
Heads and representatives of each division under the Working Committee of the Al-Quran Learning Programme in Government and Private Secondary Schools and Colleges were also present.