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‘Madrasa Schools Will Start Teaching Kannada’: Minister Of Minority Welfare, Karnataka

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Aiming towards a progressive development in the state madrasa education system, the Minister of Housing and Minorities Welfare, Zameer Ahmed Khan issued directives to integrate science, mathematics, and regional languages in the curriculum of madrasa schools during a progress review meeting held at the Directorate of Minorities Welfare.


source: The Hindustan Gazette

While the medium of teaching is primarily Urdu and Arabic, he stated that Kannada and english instruction is a must for better education. He emphasized the significance of promoting regional languages and a comprehensive educational experience in madrasas. Appropriate steps will be taken to incorporate these measures into the madrasa curriculum. 


source: The New Indian Express

According to the Ministry of minority welfare, there are 1,265 madrasas registered with the Wakf Board and officials are all set up to start teaching those subjects on a pilot basis to 5,000 children in 100 madrasas. A comprehensive proposal will be drafted to extend the same to all the madrasas across the state from the following year. 


source: The Cognate

The minister’s office stated that they will increase the scholarship incentive to Rs 30 lakh from Rs 20 lakh for those minority students who study abroad under the scheme of the Directorate of Minorities. They are also increasing the incentive given to the minority students who secure admission in recognized institutions including IIT, and NIT from the current Rs 2 lakh to Rs 4 lakh.  Minister Zameer Ahmed Khan unveiled a handbook that encompasses various subjects, including science and mathematics. This handbook has been meticulously designed to enhance the quality of education for students in classes 9, 10, and 12.


source: Times Now

The previous government, however futile had attempted to initiate various measures to help the madrassa education assimilate with the mainstream academics in the state, by making Kannada and English compulsory, along with science and mathematics, but the initiative was mostly confined to a few madrassa-cum-schools or in higher classes.

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