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Yogi's Madarasa Modernization Plan will enable muslim students to gain higher education

Yogi's Madarasa Modernization Plan will enable muslim students to gain higher education

Under the Madrasa Modernisation Plan, the Yogi Adityanath government has opened up opportunities to more than three lakh students studying in over 17,000 madrasas of the state. 

These Madarasa students will now be entitled to pursue higher education by enrolling in higher educational institutions.

"As per the instructions given by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the UP Madarsa Board is going to register itself with the Council of Boards of School Education soon. This step of the government will make it easier for the UP Madarsa Board students to enroll in universities also," said Zirgamuddin, a member of the UP Madarsa Board.

In the current scenario, the Madarsa Boards are not registered with Council of Boards of School Education and therefore their students are not eligible to enroll even in the state universities.

Zirgamuddin said that the previous governments did nothing in the interest of the madrasa students and were just seeking votes in the name of madrasas.

"Every year lakhs of students pass out from the Madarsa Boards. Since the Madarsa Boards are not registered with the Council of Boards of School Education, their students are not able to enroll in the Central universities," he said.

Zirgamuddin said, "Students here do not even apply for Central government jobs. In fact, their dream of joining the army and serving the nation also remains unfulfilled.  

The Yogi government has done commendable work for the madrasa students in the four-year tenure. The government's biggest decision is to register the Madarsa Board with the Council of Boards of School Education.

He said the Madarsa Board had started the registration process at Council of Boards of School Education and the work of preparing documents was in progress. 

"A meeting has been held with the officials of the government as well. It is expected that the Madarsa Board will be registered with theCouncil of Boards of School Education by the start of the new session. This will be a major achievement for the Madarsa Board," Zirgamuddin said.

Earlier, the Yogi government had introduced NCERT books in madrasas so that their students could connect with modern education along with the traditional religious studies.

There are 558 government aided madrasas and about 17,000 private ones in the state, he said.