Bank Indonesia Formulates Sharia Economics Curriculum for Islamic Schools

Surabaya, 28 Muharram 1438/29 October 2016 (MINA) – Head of the Department of Islamic Economics Finance Bank Indonesia Basori Anwar said his institution is formulating a curriculum model to introduce sharia economics study for students at the Islamic schools (pesantren). This curriculum model is expected to foster entrepreneurial spirit and self-reliance among students.

According to Anwar, this curriculum model would not touch religious education which has been the main materials in their schools but it will touch to business units. Moreover, the people who manage the business unit must understand the sharia economics study so that the students can manage their business independently based on islamic law. Republika reported.


Anwar pointed out, in Nurul Iman Islamic Boarding School (East Java), with 15 thousands students has been able to manage its business independently. “Nurul Iman has become one of the schools that are consulted to formulate the kind of business model that can be applied in schools,” said Anwar, Saturday.

This plan goes to Bank Indonesia blueprint that will soon be launched. It is targeted that in the beginning of 2017 the curriculum on sharia economy study for pesantren can be launched. Anwar is optimistic that with the National Committee of Islamic Finance (KNKS), students can speed up their financial literacy in schools and will be in line with the roadmap which made by Bank Indonesia.(T/R03/NMT)

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Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)