The Karnataka government is planning to introduce SSLC equivalent certificates to madrasa students, in an attempt to bring-in formal education in madrasas in the state.
Karnataka Minister for Minority Welfare Shrimant Patil said that there are thousands of madrasas across the state and the students enrolled in the institutions only get a religious education and are deprived of formal education. “As per the plan, students will be able to receive a certificate equivalent to the SSLC, that allows them to get admission to PU and other job-oriented courses, he said while speaking in Mangaluru on Thursday.
Patil also said the minorities department has sent a proposal to the Union government requesting for Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in all districts across the state, and polytechnic colleges in administrative divisions under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) scheme.
“Union minister of minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will soon hold a discussion about the various plans. Our aim is to improve the quality of education that students from the minority community get. More emphasis will be given for regions where the quality of education is not up to the mark,” TOI quoted him as saying.