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Scheme For Providing Quality Education To Madrasas/Minorities

Scheme For Providing Quality Education To Madrasas/Minorities:

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment has enquired with the Union Government for the delay in approving the continuation of the Scheme for Providing Education to Madrasas/Minorities (SPEMM).

  • SPEMM seeks to provide financial assistance to madrasas and minority institutes.
  • Implementing Agency: The Department of School Education and Literacy under the Ministry of Education.
  • Sub-Schemes:
    • Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM): It seeks to bring about qualitative improvement in Madrasas to enable Muslim children attain standards of the National education system in formal education subjects.
    • Infrastructure Development of Minority Institutes (IDMI): It has been operationalised to augment Infrastructure in Private Aided/Unaided Minority Schools/Institutions in order to enhance the quality of education to minority children.
  • Features:
    • SPQEM:
      • To provide financial assistance to traditional institutions to encourage them to introduce Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Hindi and English in their curriculum to attain proficiency.
      • To strengthen State Madrasa Boards opting for assistance by enabling them to monitor the Madrasa modernization programme.
      • To provide quality components in Madrasas such as remedial teaching, assessment and enhancement of learning outcomes, Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan etc.
    • IDMI:
      • To encourage educational facilities for girls, children with special needs and those who are most deprived educationally amongst the minorities.