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Uttar Pradesh: Unqualified teachers found teaching in Madrassas in Meerut

According to a report of Amar Ujala, a case of fraud has come to light in madrassas in Meerut Uttar Pradesh where teachers were found to be teaching subjects other than those they were qualified to teach. Several madrassas were examined four months ago on the order of District Magistrate (DM) Anil Dhingra. However, no action was taken by the concerned department on the inquiry report.

It was found during the investigation that the teachers in the madrassas were teaching subjects other than those in which they held qualification and the madrassas have been receiving salaries from the government for these unqualified teachers. Under the Madrassa Modernisation Scheme, madrassa teachers holding a graduate degree is entitled to Rs 8,000 and those holding a post-graduate degree is entitled to Rs 15,000 per month as salary.

The DM had ordered the investigation of six madrassas in Meerut out of which one was closed down by the madrassa operator during the investigation. In Madrassa Irfan-ul-Uloon Amrauli, the appointment of two teachers was shown. Out of the two teachers, one who held a B.A. in Economics, Political Science and Hindi was found to be teaching Mathematics and the other one who held an M.A. in Urdu was found to be teaching English. In Madrasaa Faiz-e-Aam Nangla Harelu, the teacher who was found to be teaching Science had Bachelor’s degree in Hindi, English and Political Science and the teacher who taught Mathematics was a graduate in English, Sociology and Education.

In Madrassa Faiz-ul-Islam Mawana Khurd, the Hindi teacher held Masters’ degree in History and the English teacher held a B.A. in Political Science, Urdu and Sociology. In Madrassa Hussainia Nangla a teacher holding an M.A. in Political Science was appointed to teach Hindi and the teachers teaching Social Studies and English held M.A. in Urdu and in Hindi respectively. A similar arrangement was found in other Madrassas.

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