Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has cleared a proposal to include books by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in the syllabus of the madrasas in the state.
The proposal states that mathematics and science subjects will be included in the syllabus. A tweet by the official handle of the Uttar Pradesh unit of the BJP stated that the madrasas are gearing up to incorporate NCERT books into their syllabus after getting a go-ahead from the state government.
There are over 19,000 recognised and 560 aided madrasas in the state. This move is being seen as a way to bring the madrasas, which usually prescribe their own syllabus to children studying in the educational institutions, at par with public and private schools in the state.
In August earlier this year, the Uttar Pradesh government had launched a portal of UP Madrasa Board for online registration of all the Islamic educational institutions in a bid to check “irregularities.”