The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) syllabus will be introduced in a phased manner in all recognized/state-aided madrasas of UP from the next session in March, just like schools, when That there are obstacles in the distribution of uniforms to students of Madrasahs. will be removed soon, officials said.
While government school students are getting Rs 1,200 for uniform under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, students of madrasas will also start getting the same amount for uniform as soon as the proposal is sent to the government. will be accepted.
“The NCERT syllabus will be implemented in madrasas from March-April,” said UP State Madrasa Education Board Chairman Iftikhar Ahmed Javed. Although no dress code has been finalized for madrasas, they will be free to choose the uniform – kurta-pajama for men and salwar-kurta for girls, he said.
A decision in this regard was taken in an important meeting of the UP State Madrasa Education Board on Wednesday.
Board members including Qamar Ali, Tanveer Rizvi, Dr. Imran Ahmed, Asad Hussain, Ashish Anand (Finance and Accounts Officer, Directorate of Minority Welfare) and Jagmohan Singh (Registrar, UP Madrasa Education Council, Lucknow) were present in the meeting.
At present there are more than 25,000 madrasas in UP. More than 16,513 are recognized by the UP Board of Madrassa Education. Of these, 558 are government-aided, while the rest are affiliated only to the Madrasa Education Board. More than 19 lakh students are enrolled in recognized Madrasahs, while about 7 lakh students are studying in about 8500 unrecognized Madrasahs of the state.
“The board members rejected the recommendation of the National Child Rights Protection Commission to conduct an inquiry into madrasas admitting non-Muslim children,” Javed said. He said that students of every religion have the right to study in madrasas. As the Madrasahs of the state undergo modernization, they teach every subject along with religion.
He said that an extensive discussion was also held on ways to provide textbooks of the Department of Basic Education (Class 1 to 8) to the aided madrasas instead of NCERT books as the supply of these books was delayed. .
The members discussed the difficulties faced by the Department of Basic Education in distributing uniforms to the students of classes I to VIII in aided madrasas. It was decided to provide funds directly to the Madrassa students’ accounts for the purchase of uniforms.
Members agreed to train seminary teachers to enhance their teaching skills. Now madrasah teachers will be trained by experts on the pattern of basic education department.
Regarding the amendment of Uttar Pradesh Non-Governmental Arabic and Farsi Madrassa Recognition, Administration and Service Regulation 2016, it was decided to send the revised proposal to the Government, incorporating the suggestions received from the stakeholders into the regulation. should be done Revised Code
Chairman Islamic Center of India Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali said, “Implementation of NCERT syllabus is welcome, if there is no interference with Islamic syllabus. About payment of uniforms directly into students’ accounts, I would like to say that as long as the dress code is not decided by the madrasas it is welcome. But if the state government decides to enforce the dress code on its own then things will be different.
Maulana Abdul Aziz, vice-principal of the 125-year-old madrasa (Islamic seminary) Darul Uloom Nidwat Ulama (Lucknow), said: “We do not come under the control of the UP Madrasa Education Board, so there is no question of expression. Our opinion. However, We will definitely study the decisions taken today before reacting on the issue of uniforms and NCERT syllabus.
“We welcome the decision to transfer money to students for uniforms. But the dress code should not be westernized and should be in line with the spirit of madrassa education. Introduction of NCERT syllabus in Madrasas of UP. It should be done without affecting the sciences,” said Maulana Yasoob Abbas, General Secretary, All India Shia Personal Law Board.
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