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Monday, August 26, 2013

#MRSM Kepala Batas: Ulul Albab

    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.

16 comments:

cart kartika said...

great ! hope to teach there, someday. maybe? =)

Azham Vsvc said...

kartika: hehe memang best! Yes memang banyak kelebihan bekerja dengan MARA, kalau ada rezeki cuba apply hehe...

anamizu said...

seronoknye dpt mengajar kat skolah yg still concern tentang bab agama camtu :)

Wan Ahmad Izudean said...

islamic environment and way of teaching in MRSM, it's a great approach in the making of 'Ulul Albab' generation.

what a nice explanation and experience Azham :) keep sharing your experince and thoughts..

Azham Vsvc said...

Cik Ana: betul tu...masa mula-mula mengajar kat situ pun rasa pelik apa maksudnya Ulul Albab tu...bila buat research baru faham...

Ized: Alhamdulillah, satu konsep sekolah yang menarik oleh MARA. Sekolah kementerian pun boleh amik konsep yang sama kan?

Aziela said...

Science and Religion is a perfect combination to build a strong nation. But memorize 30 juzuk of Al-Qur'an together with the normal academic demands? My sincere thought, it's too much. I was there, in that situation longgg time ago and I know how it goes down there.

Teachers will not feel the burden as heavy as the students are. They are young, thus not all could manage to have self-control over the stress. The programme may come out with a few percentage of successful students, but sadly... spare some percentage for the other way round as well.

Sorry adik. My 2 cents, only.

Azham Vsvc said...

Kak Aziela: hehe I also think that this program is quite too much...but these students applied for this school by themselves. I guess they are ready with the pros and cons of their own choices hehe. And based on what I observed, the students enjoy their afternoon classes and they recite Al-Quran during any free time.

eVa said...

interesting kat sana.. tough jugak ek.. xsabar next entri nanti..

haha bgamba bkn main lagi.

Azham Vsvc said...

eva: hehe...sangat mencabar sebab para pelajar sangat Islamik...jadi kalau nak suruh mereka bekerja berkumpulan lelaki dan perempuan adalah sangat rumit...

Zuan said...

I'm not good in islamic environemtn even ramai cakap, 1st time diorang nampak muka i ni, muka orang beriman..huhu

Azham Vsvc said...

zuan: hehe betullah kot? hehe muka bercahaya huhu!

Rina Bberi said...

Lolllll (yg part ahmad albab tu heheh). Tringin nk tgk komen tu. Blh print screen kan? Heheh

Rina Bberi said...

Lollll (yg part ahmad albab tu huhu). Tringin nk tgk komen tu. Amek screenshot blh? Hehe

Azham Vsvc said...

Rina: haha silakan silakan hehe!

anif abdullah| AA said...

ramainya perempuan. hahaha

Azham Vsvc said...

Anif: hehe kan! Ketua Jabatan Bahasa yang kat tengah tu adalah the only male English teacher at that school.

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