SPQEM starts computer distribution to help Bihar Madrassas get make over
A total of 1127 Madrassas under the Bihar State Madrasa Education Board will are set to receive computers under the Centre envisioned Scheme for Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM). The first phase of the scheme, according information, received from the board, was launched at 100 Madrassas across Bihar during a programme that was inaugurated by the board president Abdul Qayyum Ansari.
The scheme features infrastructural modernisation of Madrasas by distributing computers, printers and UPS sets that will enable the students acquire technical skills. Also, it's aimed at providing quality components in Madrasas such as remedial teaching, assessment and enhancement of learning outcomes.
“The program seeks to improve the infrastructural conditions of the traditional Madrassas to provide opportunities to students of these institutions to acquire education comparable to the National Education System especially for secondary and senior secondary levels," Ansari said.
A press statement by the board said that the scheme will cover all of the madrassas, registered in SPQEM.
Launched by the Union Ministry of Education, SPQEM aims to bring about qualitative improvement in Madrasas to enable Muslim children attain standards of the National education system in formal education subjects. The salient features of SPQEM scheme are providing financial assistance to traditional institutions like Madrasas and Maktabs to encourage them to introduce Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Hindi and English in their curriculum so that academic proficiency for classes from 1 to 12 is attainable for children studying in these institutions.
Further, it envisages providing opportunities to students of these institutions to acquire education comparable to the National Education System especially for secondary and senior secondary levels. It strengthens State Madrasa Boards opting for assistance by enabling them to monitor the Madrasa modernization programme and enhance awareness about education among the Muslim community. Under the scheme, in-service training is given to teachers appointed under the scheme for teaching modern subjects of Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Hindi and English to improve their pedagogical skills and quality of teaching.