By Muslim Mirror Staff
The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government, under the leadership of the Yogi administration, has unveiled a comprehensive plan to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) and coding to madrassa students. This initiative represents a significant stride towards equipping madrassa students with a robust digital education, bringing them in line with other education boards in the state.
Monica S Garg, Additional Chief Secretary of the Minority Welfare Department, who is spearheading this initiative, said, “We are committed to integrating digital literacy, coding, and artificial intelligence into the curriculum of madrassa education in Uttar Pradesh.”
To ensure the success of this program, the government has pledged its full support for the training of madrassa teachers, who will play a pivotal role in effectively teaching these subjects.
As part of this ambitious digital literacy initiative, an orientation module on artificial intelligence will be launched in Lucknow, encompassing both school and madrassa teachers. Experts in audio-visual education will provide essential information and guidance to educators.
Muslim Waqf and Haj Minister Dharampal Singh highlighted the extensive resources allocated to this initiative, saying, “Aadhaar verification of madrassa students has been completed. Currently, 13,92,325 students are enrolled in madrassas across the state.”
The Uttar Pradesh government has taken proactive steps, supplying computers to 1,275 madrassas, and providing book banks, science kits, and mathematics kits to 7,442 madrassahs.
The state boasts a total of 16,153 madrassas, with 560 receiving subsidies from the government. Through this innovative approach, madrassa education is set to incorporate Urdu, Hindi, and English as the medium of instruction, in accordance with the Uttar Pradesh Non-Government Arabic and Persian Madrassa Recognition Administration and Service Regulations 2016.