'97% of Madrasas started English, Computer Sc in last 2 yrs'
NEW DELHI: Nearly 97 per cent of the madrasas under the Delhi Minority Commission has introduced English and Computer Science in the last two years with the aim that the students will get more jobs, observed a survey done by the commission.
It noted that after this nearly 45 per cent Madrasa students got jobs and 55 per cent went for further studies. The commission did a survey with existing 417 madrasas named "Survey of Madrasas in Delhi under Madrasa Modernisation Programme" in association with a Delhi-based survey organisation ORDS (Operational Research and Development Services).
According to the survey, there was a constant demand from the society and family members for introducing new courses in Madrasas. The repeated requests led the individual madrasas to take interest in revamping the educational system by introducing new courses.
It found that in the city English and Computer Science was introduced in most of the madrasas. Nearly 50.12 per cent madrasas introduced English and 47 per cent introduced Computer Science.
It was also noted that in Mathematics the trend was different and only 27 per cent Madrasas have introduced it. Describing the trend it observed, "English and Computer Science have been listed as the most important courses in the present day as they open-up new job opportunities and help the students to remain in the competitive world.
"The area-wise analysis indicated that the madrasas in North-East and North-West districts have mostly introduced this courses higher than the rest of the districts. Out of 96 madrasas in the North-East Delhi, 47 had introduced English and 50 introduced computer. Whereas in the North-West out of 61 madrasas 49 introduced English and 44 computers.
The survey, conducted between 2014 and 2016, showed that due to the introduction of these courses in the last two years nearly 55 per cent of the students opted for pursuing higher studies in correspondent to those who joined some job, which is 44 per cent. The highest percentage of those who opted for pursuing higher studies was from the districts of South-east followed by South-west and North-east districts.
The survey noted, "This indicated that Muslims in the city are in favour of elevating their social position by pursuing higher education and look for the better job rather than sticking to small jobs."
However, the survey and the commission admitted that many madrasas face problems with the fund to buy computers and to hire teachers with good salary. This issue is affecting the growth of the madrasas across the city. The survey concluded that despite funds and support nearly 72 per cent of madrasa face fund crisis in the Capital.