Now in Madrasas and secondary schools, students from class nine to intermediate will also be taught the lessons of Artificial Intelligence (AI), coding, computational thinking and digital literacy. The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) will soon prepare its syllabus.
Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Minority Welfare Ansari told news agency PTI on Sunday, “The government has taken a unique initiative to give information about very promising future technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) to children studying in madrasas.”
“Under this, a special campaign was started on October 4,” he said.
According to SCERT Director Pawan Sachan, the second phase of the curriculum will be prepared for students from class nine to intermediate. A team of experts will be formed soon, as the curriculum has been prepared for students from class six to class eight.
There are 16,513 recognised Madrasas in Uttar Pradesh, out of which 560 are given government grants.
The Teachers’ Association Madaris Arabiya Uttar Pradesh said that if the state government wants to implement this scheme effectively, then it will have to improve the basic infrastructure required for this in Madrasas.
General Secretary of the organisation, Diwan Saheb Zaman Khan, said that it is good that the state government wants to impart training in modern technology like AI, but if this work has to be taken forward seriously then it should make necessary arrangements in Madrasas.