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Refresher courses for madrasa teachers

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Aligarh: AMU’s Centre for Promotion of Science organized two science  refresher courses for teachers from madrasas and Muslim-managed schools. While addressing the valedictory programme, Professor Wazahat Husain, Senior Fellow, Centre for Promotion of Science, briefly explained the objectives of the Centre behind organizing such courses. He said that the Centre is working to persuade Indian Muslims for acquiring scientific knowledge and provide all possible help in minimizing their backwardness.

Dr. Hisamuddin, Director of the Centre, said that several lectures and practical classes were organized for the participants of both the courses and eminent resource-persons enlightened the participants during the eleven-day course schedule. He said that the "Introductory Science Course" was planned for the teachers of Deeni Madrasas to make them familiar with Physical, Chemical and Biological Sciences and to make them realize the significance of model science teaching in their institutions. They were also provided with an opportunity to learn M.S. Office, In-Page and other computer applications by experts like in the field of Computer Science.

The course was attended by 29 male and female teachers representing the states of Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Chief Guest, Professor Arif Inam, Chairman, Department of Botany and former Joint Director, Centre for Promotion of Science gave away Certificates of Participation to the teachers and presented them a set of books published by the Centre for Promotion of Science. 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 July 2011 on page no. 17

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