Once criminals and goons are sweeped away from Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government now has decided to change syllabus of over 19,000 madrasas in Uttar Pradesh by introducing NCERT books in their curriculum. Madarasa students will now have a exposure to subjects beyond religious teachings. Here comes a blessing in disguise!
It was unfortunate that most of the students in Madarasa end up learning Urdu, Arabi, Persian, Quran, Islamic theology and religious laws but lack knowledge in other subjects since several decades.
The aim of CM Yogi Government is to modernize and improve the standard of education in madrasas where students do not get proper exposure to subjects like science and English. Thus, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided not to replace the existing syllabus but introduce the NCERT books in addition to that and make it compulsory so that Muslim students from Class 1 to 12 can compete with their counterparts in CBSE schools.
Announcing modernization of madrasas and change in their syllabus, the Deputy Chief Minister and State Education Minister Dr Dinesh Sharma said that “These changes will not only help madrasa students increase their knowledge but develop their personality also. The change in madrasa syllabus will bring parity with other educational institutions in the state and increase job prospects for Muslim students”.
The Yogi government had allocated Rs 1700 crore for minority welfare in its maiden budget for 2017-18. Out of this, Rs 394 crore were earmarked for modernization of madrasas. With the go-ahead from the Yogi Adityanath government, the Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Board has ordered for the Urdu translation of NCERT textbooks in Mathematics, Science, Computer, Social Science, History, civic science and Geography.
The Board Registrar Rahul Gupta said that “the new syllabus with NCERT books in Urdu would be implemented from the next session and subjects like Maths, Science, Computer, History and Geography would be made mandatory for the students from Class VIII to XII. He also added that “the Board was also mulling over publishing their religious textbooks as they are hard to find in open market”.
“We will also provide special training to madrasa teachers on these NCERT text books so that they teach students with better skills,” added Gupta. Presently there are about 18 lakh students studying under 19,143 madrasas across Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh cabinet yesterday approved the introduction of NCERT textbooks in Madarasa Board. NCERT books in Urdu, Hindi & English languages will be introduced.
Welcome this bold step of UP CM Yogi Adityanath. Should have been taken much earlier. Better late than never.
Welcome this bold step of UP CM #YogiAdityanath. Should have been taken much earlier. Better late than never. 👍
— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) May 23, 2018
It is surprising to know that this move presented by the CM Yogi Adityanath government has been welcomed by the Muslim clerics. Imam of Idgah and a prominent Sunni Cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali said that “Muslim community welcomes the move to teach Muslim students NCERT books in madrasas. This will help Muslim students to acquire knowledge about other subjects in addition to learning Islamic studies. The need of the hours is to impart such education to Muslim students in madrasas that it enhances their job prospects,” reacted Maulana Rashid.
Why none of the Congressmen never thought of this move until date? Why didn’t any of the seculars and liberals think of this noble deed? It’s obvious, Congress knows that if Muslims become literate, then it is sure that none of them will cast their precious votes to a party like them.