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27 October 2011

Training program for AMU school teachers of Arabic & Theology concludes

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By Pervez Bari

Bhopal: The Training Programme for AMU School Teachers of Arabic and Theology organized by the UGC Academic Staff College, Aligarh Muslim University in collaboration with the Muslim Educational, Social & Cultural Organisation, (MESCO), Hyderabad concluded on Tuesday.

According to a Press release issued by Zeeshan Ahmad, Assistant Public Relations Officer AMU, the ten-day training programme, which commenced on October 16, comprised of interactive sessions on the teaching of Quran according to the norms and science of the Quran recitation, Arabic grammar and Arabic language. The course was organized at the behest of the AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor P. K. Abdul Azis for the professional development of school teachers of Aligarh Muslim University.

In his opening remarks Prof. A.R. Kidwai, Director, UGC Academic Staff College underscored the importance of such programmes for enhancing teaching skills of AMU teachers.

Mazhar Husaini, Secretary MESCO, Hyderabad, lauded the University efforts in arranging training programme. Dr. Iftekharuddin, Director MESCO Diagnostic Centre, Hyderabad, highlighted the educational welfare activities of MESCO. He said that the medical and diagnostic centers and schools run by MESCO were serving the society for a long time. Its Quran and Arabic training programme has been held at more than 300 schools in the country.

In his speech Prof. V. K. Abdul Jalil, AMU Registrar and the Manager of AMU Schools emphasized the need for the proper study of the Quran. He said that the understanding of the holy Quran and its message will make the world a better place. He congratulated the teachers on having received such a useful training. Prof. Jaleel gave away certificates to the participants.

Mohammad Asrar, Theology teacher at AMU Girls High School, representing the course participants, related his observations about the immense value of this training programme which has equipped the teachers with better teaching methodology and skills.

While moving the vote of thanks Dr. Tanveer Nabi, Principal, AMU City High School, said that steps will be taken for allocating more time for the study of the Quran in AMU schools, the release added.

[Pervez Bari is a Journalist based at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He can be contacted at pervezbari@eth.net]

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