Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said that the Centre will build toilets in one lakh madrassas in the country by end of next financial year under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet ‘Swachh Bharat’ scheme.
Naqvi had in the past talked about his government’s intention to modernise madrassa education in India by adding skill development into the existing curriculum.
Naqvi had said, “We are in favour of modernisation of madarsas. Quality education will be promoted in madarsas through the ‘Scheme to Provide Quality Education in Madarssa’ (SPQEM).”
“Under SPQEM, the central government provides assistance to madrasas and maktabs (elementary schools) to make subjects like Science, Maths, Social Science, English, Hindi part of the curriculum,” he had said.
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