Best teachers' methods to be telecast in other madarsas
"Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students." These famous lines by Solomon Ortiz, a former US Representative, has been replicated in a policy that is all set to come up shortly in the madarsas.
The Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education department is planning to introduce a unique system of telecasting the teaching process taken up by the "best" teachers in the madarsas of other such institutions.
The initiative would be taken to improve the quality of education in the state-run madarsas.
According to the sources in the state Secretariat, an elaborate step would be taken with the same purpose and telecasting the methods followed by the best teachers through an online messaging system will be one of them.
The department is also planning to introduce a system of rewarding the madarsa teachers as per their performance. It will motivate them and would help to improve the quality of education.
The teaching process of those who have won accolades will be telecasted in other madarsas and it could be followed by the rest considering that it would help in improving the quality of teaching massively.
It may be mentioned that there are around 54 lakh minority students of all ages in the state and around 5 lakh students go to state-run madarsas.
There is also a plan to introduce a system to supervise the education system in such institutions. The system of supervising general schools will be replicated in the madarsas. At the same time, their syllabus will also be looked into.
Though 40 percent posts of teachers in the madarsas in the state are lying vacant due to certain legal issues, steps would also be taken to undertake motivational and refreshment training for teachers as and when required. There are many madarsas where there is requirement of 10 teachers but at present five teachers are managing the situation.
Steps would also be taken to increase interaction between teachers and parents, which the officials of the department is considering quite crucial for improvement of the education quality.
The department has engaged two non-governmental organisations to undertake a survey to assess the quality of education in the madarsas across the state. The NGOs will be submitting a report to the department regarding the same.
"We have chalked out the plan as we are somewhat aware of the present standard of the education system in the madarsas. But the survey report will help us to prepare a proper roadmap to do the needful," an official said adding that steps would be taken in such a way that no student will have admission worries in colleges for higher education after passing out from a madarsa.