Keeping its old tradition alive of lending helping hand to the marginalized, Jamia Millia Islamia helped 100 drop-out students, including students from Madarsa background, join the mainstream as part of Government’s ‘Nai Manzil Scheme’.
Jamia Vice Chancellor Professor Talat Ahmad distributed certificates to the students who passed the XII Board exams with flying colours in an event held at Jamia School on Tuesday. “The successful implementation of this scheme goes to prove that the mandate of Jamia is to make education accessible for all. The fact that we have been able to mainstream Madarsa and school drop-outs goes to show that we have lived up to that promise,” he said.
Delighted by the success of the first batch of successful students under the Nai Manzil Scheme, the VC said he would approach the Ministry of the Minority Affairs to make the programme more useful by making it skill-oriented.
Seventy-five out of 100 students – majority being girls – who were school dropouts or from Madarasa background completed their XII Board certification as part of Ministry of Minority Affairs’ Nai Manzil scheme implemented at Jamia Senior Secondary School.
Dr. Muzaffar Hassan, Principal, Jamia Senior Secondary School said that out of the total 87 students who had appeared at the Board exams after undergoing rigorous classroom teaching, 75 had passed, of which 15 students secured 1st division. Out of 75 successful students, 64 have already got themselves enrolled in different undergraduate and professional courses.
A major attraction of the scheme is that students not only enjoy a full fee waiver and free stationery, books and food but also get a stipend of Rs 4,000/- per month.
OSD Professor Sharfuddin Ahmad, school principals, exam controller and other senior faculty members of the university were also present on the occasion that also welcomed fresh batch of 100 students enrolled under the scheme popularly known as the ‘rescue movement’.