ALOR SETAR – The Kedah state government today handed over a RM2.07 million contribution to 18 religious schools (Sekolah Agama Rakyat) in the state to empower the schools.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said the state government was very committed in helping the schools by continuing to increase their allocations each year so that they would not be left behind.
“A total of RM1.7 million was distributed to 11 such schools last year. The allocation is boosted to RM2.07 million for 18 SAR this year,” he said during a ceremony to hand over the allocations to the 18 SAR at Sekolah Menengah Agama Makarimul Akhlak, Jalan Langgar here, today.
Meanwhile, Kedah Islamic Religious Department (Jaik) director Datuk Zahari Ismail said the contributions to SAR in the state since 2010 impacted greatly on the schools. – BERNAMA