I am yet to write about my experiences serving for a one month of industrial training at MRSM Ulul Albab, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang right? Well, let me begin the toughest step so far since my laziness got the best of me. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) are very supportive of each other in developing various methods and approaches with regards of education, especially in English. My lecturer, Prof. Dr. Jayakaran a/l Mukundan and Mr. Mohd Amin Bin Din, Deputy Director of Language, Secondary Education Division of MARA work hand in hand to provide the best of environment for the students to communicate and indulge in English language. They started the "Short Film and Photo-Story" project at MRSM Kuala Krai Kelantan, MRSM Alor Gajah Melaka and now it is being promoted to mostly all MRSMs around Malaysia and TESL students of UPM are in charge.
We are sent to the MRSMs involved for a minimum period of one month with no payment and we have to fend for ourselves to the gravity of teaching profession. Sounds dramatic but that is the truth. Rina, Hasanah and I were sent to MRSM Ulul Albab, Kepala Batas for this program and we conducted "Photo-Story" with the Form 2 kids and "Short Film" project with the Form 4 students. Here are the reasons how this MRSM gets the recognition of "Ulul Albab":
-It combines existing science stream subjects with religious programs such as "Tahfiz Al-Quran".
- Each student must memorize 30 juzuks of Al-Quran while studying there.
-It develops a culture of "Quranic Scientific" with ICT as a catalyst.
-It aims to produce professionals and skilled technocrats that are also competent in religious fields (Ulul Albab generation).
-It builds an environment based on the principles of Ulul Albab within the college compound.
-To produce MRSM students who excel in academic, Quranic topics and personality, have resilience, competitiveness, fighting spirit and showing the basic characteristic of entrepreneurship.
|The teachers at "Jabatan Bahasa".|
This MRSM has a large number of "Ustaz and Ustazah" that they have their own department, "Jabatan Pengajian Islam" and they will conduct their religious classes in the afternoon. I hope that I have cleared the questions of "What is Ulul Albab?" and "Is it related to Ahmad Albab?" that I received in a Facebook comment last month. Well, too much information already at this stage? Wait until I reveal more about the school, the teachers, the students, their expectations and some of the problems we faced on my next blog post. Take care and God bless.