Ethics class for Islamic teachers to go online

Ustaz Irwan Hadi from the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore said asatizah who have attended the ethics class could have their ARS accreditation revoked if they are deemed to have flouted the ethics code.
Ustaz Irwan Hadi from the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore said asatizah who have attended the ethics class could have their ARS accreditation revoked if they are deemed to have flouted the ethics code.PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

This is to ensure all religious teachers attend mandatory class by next year

Accredited Islamic religious teachers who have yet to attend a mandatory ethics class can soon do so online. This is part of a new initiative to ensure that all of them fulfil the requirement by 2020 or risk being struck off.

Ustaz Irwan Hadi from the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) revealed this in a recent interview with The Straits Times, following news that an accredited Islamic religious teacher was detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2019, with the headline 'Ethics class for Islamic teachers to go online'. Print Edition | Subscribe