Extra budget to rejig Madrasah education
Published: 08:38 PM, 14 June 2019 Updated: 09:08 PM, 14 June 2019
In the 2019-2020 fiscal, budget has been allocated for madrasa education, more two thousand crore than the previous fiscal year. In this budget, a maximum of Tk 7,445 crore has been proposed for the madrasah education which was Tk 5,758 crore in the 2018-19 fiscal year.
The finance minister said that the money will be spent on Madrasah education infrastructure, distribution of textbooks, and removing distance between madrasah education system and technical knowledge as well as English-Bangla education system. On this purpose, Madrasah education system will be rearranged this year.
In the budget speech, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said “Many students in the country are taking education in Madrasah. We have to think about them. We want to start the work from today to make the country knowledge and technology based aiming to improve education.”
Meanwhile, after the budget, it has been learned over Madrasah Education Board sources that madrasa education curriculum is being changed to create a work-oriented student. New trade and Arabic language education will be added to new curriculum. So that no student will left unemployed after the Dakhil (SSC equivalent).
Madrasa Education Board Chairman AKM Saif Ullah said, the changes in the curriculum are being made keeping in mind that if the madrasa students passed the Dakhil exams, then he can get a job. The education system will be more employment oriented. In 381 Madrasah, there are some trade in Sewing courses and dress making. New trades like food technology, computer operating, welding and mechanical trade will be added as compulsory. So that students can do something after the Dakhil.
“If necessary to make the students more efficient in new trade, teachers will be brought from abroad to train the local teachers. In addition to the ancient Arabic language, modern traditional Arabic languages have to be learned, it will expand the job market in the Arab countries including the Middle East,” AKM Saif Ullah further said.
Regarding this matter, an official of education ministry said on anonymous condition that, after the change of madrasa education curriculum, there are plans to send about 3,000 teachers abroad for training.