Singapore’s full-time madrasahs play an important role in developing future generations of asatizahs with a strong grounding in both religious and secular subjects. As important institutions in our Muslim community, Muis has continually supported the madrasahs, students and teachers through financial support and grants. Madrasahs can then tap on opportunities and resources to strive to its full potential. Some of the grants available to the madrasahs are listed below.
The Government-Muis Assistance Grant comprises grants of up to $1.5 million given by the government to strengthen secular subjects. This amount is also matched by Muis to strengthen the religious subjects in the madrasah. The aim of these grants are to support the madrasah and improve the quality of the education in both the secular and religious sectors.
The Government-Muis Assistance Grant consist of 3 schemes namely the Madrasah Student Awards (MSA) , Financial Incentives for the Madrasah teachers (FI) and Teachers Training Support Grant (TTSG).
This award seeks to reward students of the top 5% of best performance and top 5% of best improved awards for secular and religious results in hopes to uplift the overall performance of the students in the madrasah by incentivising students to excel in their studies.
All Singaporean citizens studying in the 6 full-time Madrasahs at Primary 1 to Pre-University 2 level will be eligible for the awards.
Secular Subjects Award:Top 5% SC students based on overall performance for non-religious subjects
Religious Subjects Award:Top 5% SC students based on overall performance for non-religious subjects
Secular Subjects Progress Award:Top 5% SC students based on progress shown in religious subjects
Religious Subjects Progress Award:Top 5% SC students based on progress shown in religious subjects
|Primary 1 – 4||$200|
|Primary 5 – 6||$300|
|Secondary 1 – 4||$350|
|Pre-University 1 and 2||$400|
For current students, they may collect their certificates at their respective madrasahs. For those who have left, they may collect at the madrasah they last studied at.
The financial incentive scheme is to reward the eligible Madrasah teachers hard work by improving the salary of the Madrasah teaching force. It also recognises and rewards eligible madrasah teachers who possesses a recognised teaching certification
The Teachers Training Support Grant aims to further upgrade the skillsets of eligible madrasah teachers by continually ensuring that the Madrasah teachers get the trainings they require.
This is a new public education and centralised fundraising portal launched in support of, and in collaboration with the six full-time madrasahs in Singapore. The portal aims to expand the outreach and share more with the public about our madrasahs by showcasing some of their achievements through videos, articles and writeups for the community to be kept abreast on the progress of madrasahs’ development, as well as encourage the community to support its annual operations, as much of the other sources of funds are used to cover manpower costs.
The platform provides a seamless payment gateway for the community to make online donations here via credit or debit card, eNETS, PayNow and GIRO. Recurring payments can also be made through credit/debit card or GIRO to help support the madrasahs in the long term.
Madrasah Fund, also known as Dana Madrasah (DM), was formed in 1994 with the objective of uplifting the standard of full-time Madrasah in Singapore. Dana Madrasah grants are maximized by all 6 full-time madrasah at primary, secondary and pre-university levels.
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The revenue generated through the investment of the Wakaf in capital guaranteed instruments and possibly properties in future help supplement and sustain Muis’ long term financial commitments on some of its key programmes specifically for the Islamic Education in Singapore.
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