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Quality of madrasah education increases: Nahid

DHAKA, June 6, 2017 (BSS)- Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said quality of madrasah education has improved as the government has taken various initiatives in the past eight years.

"We have been made madrasa education time-befitting and modern incorporating science and IT to ensure better access of students to job markets," he told at the Abacus Convention Centre, an official release said.

Secretary of Technical and Madrasa Education Division Md Alamgir, additional secretary of AKM Zakir Hossain Bhuiyan and Chairman of Madrasah Education Board AKM Saif Ullah, among others, addressed the function with Director General of Directorate of Madrashah Education Md Billal Hossain in the chair.

Nahid said the government has taken initiatives including scholarships for meritorious students to check out drop-out rate at the madrashah education.

A total of 15,000 students at madrasah level are given general scholarship while 75,000 students are given talent pool scholarship, he added.

Referring to different initiatives for the development of madrasah education, the minister said 35 model madrasah have been set up and honour course introduced at 51 madrasah.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)