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Madrasas in UP will now teach in English too


Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved the introduction of NCERT textbooks in Madarasa Board. NCERT books in Urdu,Hindi and English languages will be introduced. They have also been asked to follow the NCERT syllabus prescribed for schools.

UP cabinet approves introduction of NCERT textbooks in Madarasa Board

Moreover, subjects like Science, Mathematics, English, Hindi and Social Science would also be introduced in the madarsa curriculum.

The steps are intended to make madrassa students more competitive by providing them contemporary and quality education, according to Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma.

The Arbi-Farsi Urdu Madarsa Board, in its meeting of May 15 had suggested that all madarsas should teach English and Hindi along with Urdu. "The cabinet has approved the suggestion of the Board," the government spokesperson said here.

Earlier, the only medium of teaching in madarsas was Urdu.

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