Favouring modernisation of Madrasas,Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said Delhi Government will soon provide computers to such religious educational institutions in the city.
The Chief Minister sought inclusion of English language in the curricula of Madrasas.
Dikshit was speaking at a meeting in which National Minorities Commission chairperson Wajahat Habibullah reviewed the quality of education being provided to students from minority communities.
“The Government is initiating the process of providing computers in registered Madrassas to ensure that Muslim students benefit from information technology,” she said
Listing initiatives to improve educational facilities for minority students,she said Delhi Government has decided to open 20 new schools which will offer Urdu as one of the subjects.
The meeting was attended by Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely,Delhi Minorities Commission chairman Safdar H Khan and top officials of Education and SC,ST Welfare department.
Habibullah wanted to know about the steps being taken by Delhi Government to improve educational infrastructure for students from minority communities.
Responding to the querry the Chief Minister said 262 Urdu teachers have been appointed in various schools recently as part of efforts to promote the language.
The Government has also relaxed condition for clearing the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) test for appointment of Urdu guest teachers so that adequate number of teachers to teach the language can be appointed.
“The Directorate of Education is also in the process of appointing 100 more Urdu teachers,” she said.
Dikshit said the government has decided to appoint one teacher in each school provided there is at least six students desirous to learn the language.
“The Department of Education has been striving hard to ensure imparting education in Urdu medium in all minority dominated localities,” she said.
The Chief Minister agreed to a suggestion put forth by Habibullah to undertake a social audit of all schemes being implemented to ensure educational facilities to students from minority communities.
Habibullah said such an audit will help in identifying obstacles coming in the way of smooth implementation of the schemes.