The head of the Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Education Board, Iftekhar Ahmed Javed, has established a new timetable for madrasas associated with the state government. The new order will take effect on October 1. Under the new rules, students will be required to attend classes for an additional hour. As a result, the classes will now run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rather than the previous 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Uttar Pradesh: The State Madrasa Education Board has published a revised timetable for the aided/recognized madrasas. Educational activities would begin with the national anthem and prayers as part of the ongoing survey of madrasas in Uttar Pradesh. These madrasas will begin their educational activity from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Previously, working hours were between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and 2 p.m. Only a few months ago, the board made it mandatory for teachers and pupils to recite the national anthem at the start of class.
The new order will take effect on October 1.
The madrasa system in the state has been making news since the announcement of the survey, which began on September 10 throughout all 78 districts to discover unrecognized ones. District teams must submit their reports to District Magistrates within 25 days, who must then deliver the reports to the State administration by October 25.
The survey sparked a war of words between the opposition parties, particularly the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, and the state government. Mayawati, the BSP supremo, claimed that the ruling dispensation terrorized the Muslim population with such atrocities.
The Minority Welfare Department said that the poll was being conducted to determine whether basic amenities were being provided to madrasa students and how they could be integrated into the mainstream.