The parliament and the government have approved a proposal to teach the Holy Quran at kindergardens, an Arabic Daily reported.

MP Mohammed Haif, Author of the proposal explained that teaching the holy book at such an early stage will help groom children observing Islamic precepts.

“The kindergarten is one of the primary educational stages to raise the child. In order to build a generation adhering to genuine Islamic values and teachings at an early age, it is necessary to introduce the subject of the Holy Quran into the curricula of the kindergartens,” he was quoted as saying.

“Reciting and memorising the Quran at an early age helps boost children’s mental faculties including memorisation,” he added.

The move will also generate jobs for Islamic education teachers and “diversify” the kindergarden studies, according to the lawmaker.