New Delhi: In its bid to revamp traditional learning centers, the government is all set to build toilets in one lakh madrasas across the country. Union minister of state for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said the government has also planned to introduce mid-day meal scheme and upgrade skills of teachers in these educational centres as part its “3T formula — teachers, tiffin and toilets”.
The announcement was made following the minister’s meeting with the governing body and general body of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation, an autonomous non-profit minority welfare institution under his ministry.
“In the meetings, we have decided that the madrasas which are providing mainstream education or those that want to, we will help such madrassas on a big scale. And we have a formula of 3Ts — teachers, tiffins and toilets. And, under the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission, we target to build toilets in one lakh such madrasas by end of the next financial year,” Naqvi said.
According to officials the toilets would be build as part of the welfare initiatives of the Foundation, of which Naqvi is the ex-officio President. “Tiffin means mid-day meal and the third T is for teachers. We will also identify madrasas where we need to upgrade skills of teachers or train them or through other programmes to improve the pedagogy,” he further said.
“We also plan to modernise a few madrasas by including imparting of education of science and technology. “Some of the members of the Foundation will travel to different states to find out those who wish to associate with this paradigm,” Naqvi added....