182 school dropouts and madrasa students finish bridge course: Centre

The ‘Bridge Course’, jointly conducted by the Centre and Jamia Millia Islamia University was started to bring madrasa students and school dropouts into the mainstream education system.

Published: 14th July 2018 02:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2018 06:08 AM   |  A+A-

A madrasa (Image for representation only)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Friday claimed that as many as 182 school dropouts and madrasa students had completed a bridge course jointly conducted by the ministry and Jamia Millia Islamia University.

The ‘Bridge Course’ was started to bring madrasa students and school dropouts into the mainstream education system.

This year, a total of 260 students were trained in the ‘Bridge Course’, and 182 of them successfully completed the course and will be given their completion certificate on Saturday, according to the ministry.

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, will present the certificates to the successful students.

In a statement issued on Friday, the ministry said that besides the ‘Bridge Course’ for students, the ministry had started a training programme to link madrasa teachers with the mainstream education system.

The ministry, again in collaboration with Jamia Millia Islamia University, has been organising a residential training programme for madrasa teachers. These teachers teach science, math, Hindi, English etc.

What is the ‘Bridge Course’? 

  • The course aims to get school dropouts and madrasa students into the mainstream.

  • Completion certificates to be given tomorrow.

  • Madrasa teachers also being trained to provide mainstream education.

  • 260 students trained in the ‘bridge course’.

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