Government Looks At Bringing Madrasa Teachers To Mainstream Education System
Madrasa Teachers

The Centre has started a training programme to bring madrasa teachers of the country to the mainstream, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said today.

He was speaking at an event to mark the culmination of a residential training programme for 40 madrasa teachers here. The event was organised by the Ministry of Minority Affairs in collaboration with Jamia Millia Islamia.

"For the first time, such a campaign has been launched to link madrasa teachers with the mainstream education system, a statement quoted Naqvi as saying.

Certificates were distributed to the teachers after completion of their training, which began on March 22. These teachers will teach mainstream subjects like Science, Maths, Computer, Hindi, English and others, it said.

Naqvi added that more than 50 per cent of these teachers included women. "The objective of this programme is to instill teaching and communication skills to the participants. Other lectures were on the latest teaching and assessment techniques," he said.

The minority affairs minister said in the last six months, thousands of educational institutions of minority communities including madrasas have been included in the mainstream education system by connecting them with the '3T-teacher, tiffin, toilet'.

The training programme was attended by madrasa teachers from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and others.

Naqvi also chaired the 57th general body and 100th governing body meeting of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation.