UP Madarsa Education: Our agenda is not to change the nature of madarsa education, to improve it: Danish Ansari

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UP Madarsa: With a recent decision of the Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Education Board terming an attempt to destroy the basic nature of education in madrasas, state minister of state for minority welfare Danish Ansari has said that the agenda of his government is to provide education in these institutions. ,UP Madarsa Board, Not to change its appearance, but to make it better. Talking to ‘PTI-Bhasha’, Ansari said on the allegations about trying to change the nature of madrassa education and destroy its original purpose, ‘Government is not going to take any such step. The agenda of the government is that whatever students go to madrassas (UP Madarsa Students) I am taking education, how should they get better education, work should be done in this direction.

When asked about the Madrasa Board’s decision to teach Urdu, Arabic, Farsi and Diniyat as a subject instead of separately, he said, “The good things that are there, only those will be implemented.” From where the Madarsa Board gets good input, it is placed in front. Some things are still under discussion, so they should not be considered final. Whatever final decision will be taken, it will be in the interest of the general public.

Madrasa education reform

Ansari said, ‘We are madarsa education (UP Madarsa Education) Will make it better. There should not be any disturbance in the old things that are going on in it and what good things we can add, we will move forward only by adjusting it. It was decided in the meeting that only one subject would be made in the secondary (Munshi/Maulvi) classes, including Arabic and Persian literature as well as Diniyat. At the same time, the question papers of other subjects- Hindi, English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science will be different.

Terming this decision as against the provisions of the Education Code and the Madrasa Board Act 2004, the Madrasa teachers’ organization ‘Teachers Association Madarise Arabiya Uttar Pradesh’ had said that with the implementation of this decision, the basic nature of madrasa education would be destroyed, which was stopped. The Association’s General Secretary Diwan Saheb Zaman Khan had written a letter to the Principal Secretary, Minority Welfare Department, demanding cancellation of the Madrasa Board’s proposals.

Taking necessary steps to improve the education of madrasas

Minister of State for Minority Welfare, Ansari, while referring to his government’s thinking about Madrasa education, said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream is that Muslims should have Quran Sharif in one hand and laptop in the other, we are carrying forward the same thinking.” . We are continuously working for the benefit of minorities under the guidance of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He said, “Education is the most basic thing for the development of any society. We are totally serious about the betterment of the education of madrasas and we are continuously taking necessary steps.

There are a total of 16,461 madrassas in Uttar Pradesh, out of which 560 get government grants. There are 32,827 teachers in these madrasas. Urdu, Arabic, Persian and religious education as well as Hindi, English, science, mathematics and social science subjects are also taught there. Referring to the major programs of the Minority Welfare Department for the next 100 days, Ansari said, ‘We are madarsa’. Course Mobile Application (Madarsa Mobile Application) are being developed, so that the education of madrasa students can be made easier. Through that application, students will be able to study well even at home.

Hospitals and schools will also be built

Along with this, the government is taking steps to develop basic infrastructure in minority-dominated areas, he said. According to Ansari, ITIs will be made in these areas through the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram. Apart from this, hospitals and schools will also be constructed, so that the people living there will be directly benefited and their standard of living can be improved.

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