Staff Correspondent - October 4th, 2010
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Thursday formally inaugurated the Bachelor (Honours) courses, which will be introduced in 31 Kamil and Fazil madrasas across the country under Islami University (IU).
On the occasion, a programme was organised held at the National Education Management Academy (NEMA) auditorium in Dhaka. Chaired by IU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr M Alauddin, the function was addressed by IU Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof M Kamal Uddin, Director General of Secondary and Higher Secondary Certificate Education Directorate Prof M Noman Ur Rashid, NEMA Director General Prof Shamsur Rahman and Prof M Yusuf. Addressing the session, Nahid said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given special emphasis on developing and modernising the country’s madrasa education. “The government has already turned 30 madrasas into modern institutes. The vocational and technical course was introduced in 100 madrasas and the government also removed salary discrimination of madrasa teachers,” he said.
Nahid said the qualitative change madrasa education will be brought through establishing an Islamic-affiliated university in the country.
The government, for the first time, has introduced the Bachelor (Honours) courses in 31 madrasas in the country this year. The subjects of the courses are Al Quran and Islamic Studies, Al Hadit and Islamic Studies, Dawah and Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature and Islamic History and Culture.