Saturday, January 26, 2019. BAZNAS Cendikia Junior High School (SCB) holds Academic Test for students selection for the academic year of 2019/2020. This academic test is 1 (one) of the 4 (four) selection stages that take place from November to April. The selection process is begun with Administrative Selection, Academic Tests, Factual Surveys, Psychological Tests and Al-Quran Recitation Tests.

Since the closing of its registration on 16 January, as many as 300 students is registered from 19 provinces in Indonesia. The students were then selected administratively and proceeded to the next stage for Academic Tests. This year, 273 students will participate in academic selection with a total quota of 64 BAZNAS Cendekia Scholarship for 32 boys and 32 girls.

"There are a format change and additional subjects tested for this year's academic test. The subjects are Science, Mathematics, Indonesian Language and Islamic Education," said Eko Wawan as the Head of the BAZNAS Cendekia School.

According to him, academic tests were conducted simultaneously at 24 test points covering Jakarta, Bogor, Bandung, Sukabumi, Depok, Klaten, Tegal, Semarang, Bandar Lampung, Palembang, Tanjung Pinang, Pekanbaru, Medan, Asahan, Nias, Padang, Belitung, Denpasar, Banjarmasin, Palu, Manado, Manokwari, and Jayapura.

"This academic test can be conducted due to collaborations between Central BAZNAS and BAZNAS province and city in respective region, as a form of program synergy between the central and the regions" he added.

BAZNAS Cendekia School is a free school, which is funded by zakat funds managed by BAZNAS. As the source of fund is from zakat, thus the accepted participants must be from one of asnaf group. BAZNAS Cendekia Junior High School is located in Cibungbulang, Bogor, which has a vision of building character and optimizing potential.