Delhi Waqf Board to open 16 English medium schools for underprivileged Muslim children

The Hush Post | 4:40 pm | One-minute read

To provide quality education to underprivileged Muslim students, the Delhi Waqf Board has decided to open English medium schools in Delhi.

Sixteen schools will be opened in Muslim dominated areas such as Okhla, Ballimaran, Matia Mahal, Nizamuddin, Mustafabad, and Seelampur in the ongoing academic session. The Waqf board officials said that these schools will have classes up to eighth standard. The target of the board is to open 250 such schools across the city in the next few years.

According to the reports, the board has decided the buildings for the schools. Also, they’ve conducted interviews to hire teachers and other support staff. Board member Himal Akhar reportedly said that the admission will be given to the children belonging to the weaker economic background.

Akhtar said, “Muslim children belonging to the economically weaker section are deprived f the quality education. They either don’t get the privilege to go to the schools or drop out within a few years.”

Talking about this decision of the board, he said, “The idea behind opening English medium schools is to associate them with the mainstream learning system and prepare them for the competitive world.”

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