The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) will set aside $2 million this year to get more young Muslims to participate in religious education.
It is the largest annual amount earmarked under the Islamic Education Fund scheme which was introduced in 2004. The scheme provides subsidies for needy students and aims to widen outreach to young Muslims.
Last year, more than $762,000 went into subsidising the fees of religious classes for over 2000 students attending mosque madrasahs.
Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, announced the $2 million fund at Muis’ annual workplan seminar held at its Braddell Road premises on Saturday.
The Strait Times
Sat, 29 March 2014