We plan to eliminate madrassa board, says Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

09 May 2017, 10:59 PM
Himanta Biswa Sarma (Image: PTI)
Himanta Biswa Sarma (Image: PTI)

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in Assam Assembly that they are planning to eliminate the controlling boards of madrassa to introduce modern education to the learners.

"We want to mainstream the madrassas and sanskrit tols. We plan to eliminate the madrassa and sanskrit boards," Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in the Assam Assembly.

“To mainstream Madrasa education, we're disbanding Madrasa Education Directorate and making it part of Secondary Education Directorate,” wrote Sarma on Twitter.

Sarma said that the Madrasa Board too will be dissolved and academic part will be handed over to Board of Secondary Education and Restructuring to reform.

"We want to introduce modern learning like computers in these educational institutes. For doing this, we have to change the existing structure," Sarma said during his reply to a Cut Motion on Supplementary Demands for Grants for Mid-Day Meal Scheme.

Also read: Govt-run madrassas in Assam will not be allowed to keep their institutions closed on Fridays and during Ramzan

First Published: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 10:56 PM
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