Jamia to open school for Muslim girls in April
IN A bid to increase participation of girl students in Urdu medium schools, Jamia Millia Islamia University is planning to open a school for Muslim girls. The school, proposed to be on its campus, will have classes from IX to XII.
“The proposal to open this school was passed in the academic council meeting of the university. The details are at the initial stage and have to be finalised,” said a source at the university.
The school is being planned to make girls a part of mainstream education.
The ministry of human resource and development had directed Urdu medium institutions to take steps to include girls in the higher education stream as the dropout rate was very high among them. “We decided to go ahead with this school as per the directives of the ministry,” added the source.
The school is expected to be operational by April, which marks the beginning of the new academic session. Also being planned is a school for nursing and a revival of the aircraft maintenance engineering course.