PENGURUSAN INFRASTRUKTUR SEKOLAH: KAJIAN KES DI MAAHAD INTEGRASI TAHFIZ SELANGOR (MITS)
Keywords:Infrastructure, Tahfiz School, Financial Resources, Case Study
Tahfiz education has increasingly become a choice of education stream by much Islamic community in Malaysia. In the state of Selangor, Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS) has established Maahad Integrasi Tahfiz Selangor (MITS) to produce students with achievement both in academic and tahfiz curriculum. This study aims to explore the provision of infrastructure in MITS with the current financial sources and the benefit gained by students from it. This study used qualitative research through a case study with one of MITS in Selangor and the application of interview and observation method. The findings showed that MITS has provided various forms of infrastructure to school members including the school laboratories, hostel, food in the hostel and general facilities. It was found that the main financial resources were derived from JAIS, alms/zakat from Islamic organizations, parents and communities. In addition, findings of the study stated that school has benefitted from the infrastructure by having proper school strategic planning, increase students’ quality, source of benchmark by others, technology enhancement and the ability to align with school’s long-term purpose. As an implication, this study has explored the importance to have good school infrastructure to support the students’ learning for the success of both academic and tahfiz curriculum implementation.