MANUU, UNFPA to reduce the dropout rate in Madrasas

HYDERABAD: The Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) has partnered with the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) in a project to reduce the dropout rate among Muslim children studying in madrasas.

According to the New Indian Express report, MANUU will train around 1,500 teachers from 757 madrasas in Purnia, on AEP (Adolescence Education Programme) aimed at students of the classes 6-8 level as part of the project.

Purnia is one of the most backward divisions in Bihar which consist of four districts.

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The course module on AEP of the project will be developed by Central University, Jamia Millia Islamia. The project director of MANUU, Md Shahid said, “Two teachers from each of the 757 madrasas will be trained on AEP which include communication skills, health and hygiene, decision making, knowing oneself and learning.

“The AEP module being designed by Jamia Millia Islamia in such a way that it will give confidence and encourage children to continue their education and bring down dropout rate,” he added.

The first phase of the project will start in April at 377 Madrasas of Purnia and Katihar districts. Depending on the success of the project, it will extend to other parts of the state.

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