Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah (MWTI), founded in 1958, accepted the Comprehensive Assistance Package (CAP) from the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) in an official signing
ceremony held on Saturday, 28 April 2018. With the assistance package, MWTI will be able to continue its tradition of developing students who have good grounding of Islamic and secular
The assistance package will see Muis providing resources for the development of the strong executive leadership team, as well as structured training programme and professional development framework for the madrasah’s staff. A review of MWTI staff salaries will be undertaken and Muis will provide funding assistance, to complement revision or adjustment. Muis will also assist in purchasing
a new 30-year lease for the madrasah’s premise at a cost of $7.5 million.
The agreement was signed by Chairman of MWTI, Hj Ambiah Katama, Madrasah’s Management Committee Treasurer, Hj Suhud Ismail and Chief Executive of Muis, Hj Abdul Razak Hassan Maricar. The ceremony was witnessed by Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim and Mufti Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram.
Speaking to the media after the signing ceremony, Minister Yaacob said the assistance will help MWTI to focus its effort on improving the educational standards of its students, thus continuing the
good work of MWTI’s founder and pioneers.
“The founding members of Madrasah Wak Tanjong have worked very hard to lay the foundation. What we need to do now is to develop the madrasah further. With the resources that Muis is prepared to channel, I think we can implement many programmes for the benefits of our students, our teachers and our community. What we need to do now also is to move further towards how the madrasah system can greater specialise to meet the different needs of our students, and optimize the human resources that we have within our madrasah system.”
The CAP for MWTI is part of the broader efforts Muis has undertaken to enhance support to the Madrasah sector. With the provision of CAP, MWTI can continue to build on its legacy by further
improving the educational experience, and better prepare its students for the future.