JOHOR BARU: Tahfiz in Johor will be upgraded, said Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian.
He said that there had been recent uneasiness among the rakyat about issues related to such religious schools in the state.
“We will not only safeguard such institutions, we will continue to upgrade them," said Osman.
Osman added that such institutions were important as they instilled a strong religious character among the people here.
“Besides chasing economic development and infrastructure, development in terms of identity and humanity is also a key foundation of a strong nation, where the role of religious education can be clearly seen,” he said in a statement on Thursday (July 12).
Tahfiz are religious education centres which are focused on memorisation of the Quran.