Qawmi Madrasa Commission submits report to PM

A class room in Hathajari Madrasa in Chittagong, Bangladesh July 31, 2006

Bangladesh Qawmi Madrasa Education Commission last night submitted a report on its education policy to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Titled “Qawmi Madrasa Education Policy-2012”, the report along with a set of recommendations was handed over to the PM at her official residence Gono Bhaban by a delegation led by Moulana Farid Uddin Masuod, sources say.
Moulana Masuod, also co-chairman of the commission, told The Daily Star that the prime minister had assured them of accepting their proposals, which include establishing a Qawmi University.
She instructed Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and Education Secretary Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, who were present on the occasion, to take necessary steps in this regard, he added.
Sheikh Hasina also called upon all the Islamic scholars to raise their voice against the countrywide mayhem of Jamaat-Shibir and a section of misguided Islamist parties.
According to Gono Bhaban sources, no journalists were invited to the event.
The teachers of Qawmi madrasas, remnants of ages-old Islamic education system, have long been demanding government recognitions and certificates under a single Qawmi education board.
Recently, the education minister said the government wants to upgrade madrasa education so that students who pass from those institutions can also contribute to different fields of national development.

Source: The Daily Star