There are 4 full-time Madrasahs providing Primary level education. The two all-girls Madrasahs are Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah and Madrasah Al-Maarif Al-Islamiah. The other 2 Madrasahs Madrasah Al-Irsyad Zuhri Al-Islamiah and Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah, take in both boys and girls:
Kindly note that Primary 1 registration is conducted in late March annually. There is a coordinated exercise and each child/ward can only register at one Madrasah. For more information about the recent past Primary 1 registration, please visit this link.
MUIS developed the Joint Madrasah System (JMS) with the collaboration of three of the six madrasah (Al-Irsyad, Aljunied and Al-Arabiah). This system was implemented in January 2009.
Under this system, Al-Irsyad focuses on providing primary level education while Aljunied and Al-Arabiah focus on providing secondary level education. For the secondary levels, Aljunied will specialise in religious education and seeks to produce religious teachers and scholars for the community, while Al-Arabiah will specialise in providing academic education in a religious environment. This consolidation of the madrasah allows them to focus on their strengths and specialise their offerings. It also ensures a critical mass of students at each level for the madrasah to function more efficiently and effectively. JMS offers diversification as it will open a wide door of opportunities for madrasah students to pursue Islamic higher learning in many more universities. JMS seeks to offer more options to cater to the differentiated ability of students.
With this move, the JMS curriculum provides a comprehensive and balanced exposure to both Islamic and modern sciences. With the consolidation in place, it was only appropriate for Muis to study the curriculum offered individually at the 3 schools and to offer an alternative, integrated curriculum that would align them together coherently and effectively. The instructional strategies at the Madrasahs are moving towards pedagogies that include problem-based learning and inquiry-based learning in a collaborative classroom culture. The changes bring a different perspective on the roles of the teacher. Teachers will now have several roles in the classroom: direct teaching, facilitators and coaches. Hence, following the curriculum review and for the successful implementation of the curriculum, it is imperative for all teachers to be trained in order for them to carry the new curriculum and actively be partners to their students and share the learning experience as much as ‘teaching’ it.
There are 6
full-time Madrasahs in Singapore. They are private schools and hence
application to enter the Madrasahs are to be made directly to the school. The
addresses, contact numbers and websites of the 6 Madrasahs can be found at this
link. Kindly note that the number of vacancies at the full-time Madrasahs are limited, with applications exceeding vacancies annually.
There are other alternative Islamic education programs available in the mosques such as the aLIVE programme. The details of the programme can be found in this link.
What are the education levels provided by the 6 Madrasahs?
There are 6 full-time Madrasahs in Singapore. Below here is a summary of the age groups and education levels that the Madrasahs cater for:
PROMAS application forms are available at the General Office of each Madrasah. The eligibility criteria for PROMAS is as follows:
A. A full-time student of the MadrasahB. A Zakat recipient ORC. Belonging to a family whose monthly household per-capita-income (PCI) of not more than $300 per household member and the applicant does not have more than one (1) sibling applying for PROMAS in the same year.