Bengaluru: In an effort to bring transprency as well as impart partially modern education through Madarasas in city, few intellectuals and former bureaucrats belonging to Muslim community have come forward with an unique initiative.
An interaction between students of a Madrasa in Indiranagar and media persons was organised by the Information Department here on Saturday.
Speaking to the media at Centre for Community Development and Masjid-E-Ummul-Hasnain here, former IAS officer, Mohammed Sanaullah, said, “We are trying our best to teach Mathematics and Kannada as subjects at the Madrasa in Indiranagar along with imparting religious teachings. We are making an effort to ally fears about Madrasas among people of other communities.”
The Madrasas function as private institutions, either affiliated to Charity Commission or State Wakf Board, or independent, he said.
“Most of these institutions focus on religious teachings. We plan to introduce two most important subjects Kannada and Mathematics in the beginning. Apart from this, we also encourage students to take up distance education system to be on par with other students in the state. We are also emphasising students to take up private SSLC examinations, if any child passes through one of these boards he or she will be entitled to get admissions in PUC directly. Then on he or she can directly mingle with modern education system seemlessly,” he observed.