Arising from the Committee of Future Asatizah (COFA) recommendations in February 2020, Muis in partnership with the Asatizah Recognition Board initiated a review of the ARS-CPE programme in August 2020 to strengthen asatizah development with a greater emphasis on skills development aligned to the vision of the future asatizah. The review also incorporates the Skills Upgrading Plan as part of the second phase of the Asatizah Workforce Development Plan (AWDP).
The main objectives for the CPE review are:
i. To refresh the CPE curriculum content for a stronger alignment to the vision of the future asatizah, including a stronger emphasis on skills development beyond the traditional focus on religious content.
ii. To explore alternative approaches in delivering CPE curriculum including tech-based platforms and those which facilitate the sharing of tacit knowledge e.g. communities of practice & mentoring.
iii. To strengthen asatizah knowledge & skills development to better address existing and emerging challenges.
iv. To facilitate more asatizah in meeting their CPE requirements.
The CPE Panel had engaged various stakeholders for guidance and inputs. A Design Thinking Approach has been identified as a tool to engage and understanding the problem. The objective is to generate as many ideas as possible through a process of engagements and co-creation with internal and external stakeholders with the aim to achieve the above objectives.