Zahid says govt doesn’t want huffaz left out of national education system

THE government wants to increase the dignity of huffaz (memorisers of the Quran) nationwide by ensuring that they also have academic qualifications and are not left out of the national education system, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.

He said this could be achieved by the creation of a special teacher training module provided by Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), in addition to providing the opportunity to the huffaz to continue their studies to degree-level at the university.