Karnataka: The government of Karnataka is now receiving a report on the quality of education at madrasas in Karnataka, BC Nagesh, School Education and Literacy Minister said on Wednesday.
Nagesh held a meeting concerning a formal education provided to the students of madrassas.
He said that there’s a rule and as per it gaining religious education at madrasas, students need to attend their nearby schools to gain a formal education. Still, there’s no accurate information about the students obtaining formal education.
“In this backdrop, keeping in mind the future of the students studying at madrasas there is a need to know about the nature of education at madrasas,” he was quoted as saying by his office in a statement.
Moving on, the minister further stated that there was pressure as the parents were complaining that their children were not getting formal education at madrasas, the minister said the meeting was held to review complaints and to examine the education system at madrasas.
“Officials have been asked to visit madrasas to inspect whether the education being provided at aided, unaided and private madrasas is in accordance with the Right to Education Act and if not, what kind of education is being provided,” he added.
“After obtaining information regarding the situation on the ground, a meeting will be held with education experts and those running madrasas. It is the responsibility of the government to provide every child with formal education in accordance with the Right to Education Act, and all attempts are being made to fulfil it. On the whole, the intention of the government is that every child has to get a quality education,” he further said.