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Madrasas to be Converted into Schools by Assam Government

  by NEWSNER , 2020-12-16 08:56:12

Madrasas to be Converted into Schools by Assam Government

The Assam government on Monday said all administration run madrasas will be changed over into standard schools from the 2021-22 academic meeting. 


What is Madrasa?

Madrasa is the Arabic word for an educational institution, religious or secular, regardless of whether for rudimentary guidance or higher learning. The word is differently spelled out madrasah, medresa, madrassa, madraza, medrese, and so on.


Word Madrasa will be Removed from the Institutions:

"The word madrasa will be eliminated from government-run madrasas alongside philosophical courses from April 1, 2021, which implies there will be no high madrasa test from 2022," state education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday. 


High madrasas are identical to secondary schools covering Classes IX and X and are under the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (Seba). 



The decision by the State's Cabinet:

Sarma was informing the media on Sunday's Cabinet choice to close down all administration run madrasas and Sanskrit tols. The public authority will table a bill with this impact throughout the colder time of year meeting of the Assembly from December 28. 


The tols will offer degree and confirmation seminars on old Indian history and culture under the Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University, a first of its sort activity in the nation, Sarma said. 


Sarma had enlightened the Assembly in September regarding the choice to close down all administration run Sanskrit tols and madrasas from November because Dispur was moving towards giving present-day and mainstream schooling. 


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Shifting to AHSEC:

The State Madrassa Education Board, Assam, which takes care of pre-senior madrasas, senior madrasas, Arabic schools, and title madrasas will likewise be broken down after the presentation of consequences of the assessments led in 2021-22. The organization of madrasas under the board will be moved to the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC), which conducts Plus Two courses and tests. 


The board was shaped in 1934. 


Statement by Education Minister:

"All madrasas will be current and mainstream. Instructors who encourage philosophical courses in madrasas will be prepared in bestowing general subjects. The regulatory control, everything being equal, will be moved to the Directorate of Secondary Education, Assam, and the madrasas will be renamed as secondary schools and universities," Sarma said. 


Taking all things together, 610 madrasas will be changed over into standard schools. The state has four Arabic universities, 14 title madrasas, 138 senior madrasas, and 230 pre-senior madrasas. The government spends about Rs 260 crore yearly on these madrasas.


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