On Sunday, the suggestion to waive the fees of the Madrasa students, who chose to study under the NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling), was put forward by the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog).
This is a one more effort in the list by the NITI Aayog which aims to modernize the education system of the country and empower the minority community.
Niti Aayog said that it will try to bring reforms in the education system by introducing computer labs and libraries.
'Madrasa' is an Arabic term for the educational institutes which teaches Muslim children. Muslim community is one of the largest religiously minority group in the nation.
“Continued efforts should be made to modernize them (madrasas) through curricular reforms and provision of facilities (e.g. computers, labs, libraries). A fee-waiver could also be considered for madrasa students opting for examinations conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling,” an agenda by NITI Aayog said.
NIOS was formerly known as 'National Open School' and was established in 1989 as an autonomous body under the 1986 National Policy of education.
The main aim of the NIOS is to provide education under the long distance mode with a main focus on the minority groups of the nation in order to empower and educate them.