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Permata Negara is set to add a secondary school aimed at producing future Islamic scholars into its fold.
Its patron Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor said the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) has approved funds to establish a boarding school for the participants of the Permata Insan – an Islamic religious education programme developed by Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM).
“It has been my wish for a secondary school to be built for participants of the Permata Insan programme so they could continue their studies there,” said Rosmah during her visit to the camp at SM Sains Banting here Wednesday.
Permata Insan coordinator Dr Mohd Rushdan Mohd Jailani said the school will be located in the USIM campus at Nilai, and is expected to be completed within two years. “USIM will be developing the school syllabus next year. The syllabus will be similar to normal schools but with additional emphasis on the understanding of Al Quran and Islamic science,” he said.
The Permata Insan programme is for selected children between eight to 12 years. Children are picked based on their IQ and Islamic knowledge.
It has enrolled 127 participants since it started in 2010.