By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 27: Juggling one's main job with a number of other jobs is by no means an easy task. The State Education Department has made its Director of Madrassa Education (DME), Fazlur Rahman, juggle his duty with the duty of the Secretary of Madrassa Education and the duty of Deputy Director of Madrassa Education. The outcome is that Madrassa education has been affected to a great extent in the state in the past two years.
All Assam Madrassa Students' Association (AAMSA) general secretary zrul Islam and in-charge president Oliullah Khan have alleged that the present DME has not been able to do justice to any of the three posts he has been holding for the past two years. The outcome, the students' leaders said, is that the results of intermediate, FM and MM have been maintaining a falling trend for the past two years.
Since December 2013, Fazlur Rahman have been the director, secretary and deputy director of Madrassa education - an all-in-one head. According to Islam and Khan, such an arrangement on the part of the State Education Department is not going to serve Madrassa Education in the State any good.
"There are anomalies everywhere - in results, marsksheets, admit cards, booklets etc. During the tenure of Ramhan, modernization of Madrassa Education and development of infrastructure have come to a grinding halt," Islam and Khan said, and added: "Rahman is running the DME through lobbying. He has chosen some inexperienced Madrassa teachers in the academic council as delegates, and that has its cascading effects on the quality of education."
In order to buttress their points, Islam and Khan said: "A comparative study of Madrassa results in the past few years clearly shows the falling quality of Madrassa Education in the State. The results of intermediate examition in 2011 was 74 passed. The success rate rose to 78 in 2012, 80 in 2013, but fell to 76 in 2014 and 63 in 2015. The downslide started since when Rahman came at the helm of affairs."
Likewise, the results of FM, according to Islam and Khan, show a rising trend till 2013 and falling trend from 2014. "The result of FM in 2013 was 91 passed. However, the success rate fell to 86 in 2014 and 84 in 2015. Likewise, the success rate of MM in 2013 was 64 that fell to 52 in 2014 and 41 in 2015," the two AAMSA leaders said. The Assam State Madrassa Education Board (ASMEB) that conducts Madrassa examition in the state is under the State Education Department.