The second asnaf school fully funded by Kedah State Zakat Board (LZNK) is planned to be built next year. LZNK’s Chief Executive Officer said his department was aiming to create asnaf schools in every district in Kedah.
He also said so far LZNK had its first school which are Maahad Ad Dini Sultan Abdul Halim at Jalan Suka Menanti, here in Kota Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.
“For the next level, we plan to provide asnaf schools in the district of Sik next year to help poor asnaf families. After that, we will follow up in other districts to create asnaf schools in the effort to improve the fate of poor asnaf families,” he said.
He said this to reporters after the surrender session of Maahad Ad Dini Sultan Abdul Halim to Maahad Ad Dini Sultan Abdul Halim Head, Abdullah Harun yesterday.
“These asnaf schools are meant for the poor asnaf, their children are given the opportunity to study at this school and are fully support by the LZNK,” he said.
He said the asnaf schoolboys comprised of poor asnaf families from all over Kedah who were financially-funded by their expenses incurred school and meal fees.
In another development, he said, Maahad Ad Dini Sultan Abdul Halim, who has been operating temporarily at the Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN) Mergong, Kedah will be fully operational in new buildings beginning Sept 19 at Jalan Suka Menanti.
He said the Ad Dini Sultan Abdul Halim Maahad building was built at a cost of RM11.2 million (approx. USD3 million) complete with various facilities for student facilities.
“The school has 30 classrooms accommodating about 600 students. So far the school has about 206 students and is expected to receive 100 new students for next year, “he said.
According to him, Maahad was previously involved in the Mahmud College which was run by the Middle East Islamic Student Association, before being taken over by LZNK.