Speakers for modernization of madrasa education system , Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha, 26 September 2011
DHAKA, Sept 25 (BSS) – Speakers at a function today said madrasa education should be modernized by incorporating time- befitting and pro-life learning courses in its curriculum with knowledge of information technology to make madrasa students as human resources.
They also emphasized on restructuring whole madrasa education to make it attractive among the students for their better prospects.
The speakers were addressing the launching function of two publications of Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) titled ‘Public Information: the role of intelligence Agencies in Baqngladesh a strategy paper and Modernization of Madrassa Education in Bangladesh: A Strategy Paper in the conference room
of the institute here.
Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Dr Justin Lee and Editor of the daily Sun Prof Anwar Husain, among others, addressed the function with BEI President Farook Sobhan in the chair.
Senior Research Director of BEI Humayun Kabir made the presentation on Modernization of Madrasa Education in Bangladesh: A Strategy Paper while Project Director of BEI Shahab Enam Khan placed the presentation on the role of intelligence Agencies: A strategy paper at the function.
Humayun Kabir said the BEI has taken a study in order to develop a strategy paper on modernization of madrasa education system in Bangladesh. To this end, a survey was conducted covering two streams of madrasa education, namely, Aliya and Qaumi, prevailing in the country, he added.
While conducting the survey, Humayun said no militancy link was found in madrasa but very few madrasa might have been connection with militancy, which should not reflect the perception of militancy link.
Humayun said the survey revealed that Aliya students were more likely to be integrated with mainstream education system. The problem with their curricula was brought out and the inadequacy of teaching staff was highlighted, he added.
From primary to post-graduate levels, there are about 37,000 madrasas in the country with a total of 33,40,800 students and 2,30732 teachers, according to the study.