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Madrasa makeover in UP: E-Learning App introduced from new session

The administrative officers of the state, educationists and veterans of IIMs and IITs are providing training to the Madarsa teachers for online education of students in UP Madarsa Board.

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New Delhi: In a move to reform the Madrasa Board, the Uttar Pradesh Government has been constantly making sweeping changes to synchronize it with the mainstream education system. In this tale of reformation, more than 2.5 lakh students of Madrasa Board in UP will now study through the Mobile Application from the new session.

Member of Madarsa Board Jirgamuddin said, “a proposal to develop a mobile app has been sent to the Board. After the declaration of the board exam results, the work of preparing the mobile app will be carried out”. He also informed that the board will make all possible efforts and arrangements so that students can do their studies on the mobile app from the upcoming new session.

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According to Jirgamuddin, there are around 558 Government aided Madarsas and about 17,000 private madarsas operating in the state with more than 2.5 lakh students. The Uttar Pradesh government is constantly making efforts to provide better education to the madrasa students. The work of providing online education in madrasas has been started in this session.

IIM, IIT veterans provide online training to over 1000 Madarsa teachers

Keeping in view the ongoing pandemic situation, the state government is also conducting training of Madarsa teachers to make them more adept at the online mode of teaching. The administrative officers of the state, educationists and veterans of IIMs and IITs are providing training to the Madarsa teachers for online education of students in UP Madarsa Board.

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The Board was planning to start online education of children from this session itself by developing a mobile app, but due to the COVID situation, now the students will be able to study on the mobile app from the upcoming new session.

Over a thousand teachers trained in 15 days

Member of the Uttar Pradesh State Language Committee Danish Azad, said that the online training programs are being run for teachers in collaboration with the Madrasa Board. In the first phase, a 15-day training program was conducted In which teachers of IITs, IIMs and various universities have given training on how to conduct online studies to more than one thousand madrasa teachers. In the second phase, the remaining teachers will be trained.

Modernization of Madarsa in 4 years tenure of government

In the four year tenure, the state government has been working on changing the picture of Madrasas. In order to provide better education to the madrasa students,the Yogi government has introduced NCERT in the syllabus of state madarsa making the students ready for the competitive examinations and bringing the curriculum at par with the mainstream education. To uplift the standard of education in the madrasas an amount of Rs 479 crore has been proposed in this financial budget of 2021-22.

Reduction in the Syllabus

Danish Azad, a member of the Uttar Pradesh Language Committee, says that there are 558 government aided madrasas and about 17000 private madrasas operating in the state. To give relief to madrasa students, their syllabus is reduced. Earlier students had to study from 12 to 15 books but now they have only 7 to 8 books in total. The papers which used to be lengthy are shortened by dividing them into sections. This has helped the students a lot.

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