GUIDING MADRASSA STUDENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION: ROLE OF USTM
ENHANCING EMPLOYABILTY FOR MADDRASSA STUDENTS THROUGH MAINSTREAM EDUCATION: ROLE OF USTM
In the present era of huge unemployment across the country, the State Government’s sudden decision to close down the Madrasas in Assam has brought thousands of youths on the crossroad where they are option less and helpless. They seem to stand on an uncertain space and looking at a blur future. One can easily predict that this will lead towards a fragile society, a society full of uncertainties which may even lead to lot of unrest in it.
In an unprecedented move towards empowering society through education, ERDF has once again taken a bold step to guide the students passed out of Madrassa for mainstream education. The decision has been taken with an aim to cater to higher educational need of the madrassa students, who would otherwise be deprived of mainstream education and become victim of massive unemployment.
Under this initiative, the madrassa students will undergo a varied duration of bridge courses to be eligible for various professional and technical courses being offered at USTM. These courses have been designed based on the level of courses the Madrassa students have completed from their Madrassa and accordingly they may undergo 1-year,2-year and 3-year bridge courses so that they can acquire the requisite level of knowledge and skill in order to undergo a technical or a professional course at USTM.
It is said that the country can’t progress unless all sections of the people progress equally. In order to provide a guiding and helping hand to Madrassa students towards building their career through technical and professional education, the ERDF has taken this praiseworthy initiative. This is exactly what the Prime Minister of the country says, “Ek Haat me Quran and Dusra Haat me computer”.
Keeping in mind the mandate of New Education Policy (NEP)-2020 in view, the ERD Foundation, in association with USTM, has developed several professional, technical and skill-based courses for Madrassa students which are backed up by the most advanced technological support to not only make them qualified but equally skilled and self-reliant. They will be guided and especially trained towards becoming successful entrepreneurs, job creators instead of job seekers, thereby making them contributors in the national building process.
Thus, ERDF invites all Madrasa students to join in this mission for their brighter future and thus shaping a better society.