Hyderabad: The Students Islamic Organisation of India, since its inception has always been proactive in the field of education and academia; Research-based education development programs, Career guidance and counselling, representing student community at national level and raising various issues etc.
SIO believes that for any community to be successful, it is imperative that it has a significant number of people possessing necessary capabilities and capacities, and educational upliftment at mass level in the whole community is the key to grow such competencies and nurture a successful community.
SIO Telangana in its series of events under the theme of “India as a Welfare State” organised a Round table meet on the topic of “Minority Education, challenges & way ahead” in which various academicians, educationists and Research scholars discussed on various aspects of minority education in India. Mr Faseeh, Director Madina Girls College said that guidance at school and college level is necessary for career opportunities moreover there is lack of awareness regarding govt schemes and scholarships among minority students which should be addressed.
In his talk Mr Shaheed Hasrat, SRG-SCERT said that we should focus on Primary education instead of higher education as many students drops the education in early period. Principle Shaheen Academy Mr Mufti Majeed said Parents should not force students in career options instead they should give freedom in selection according to their capacity. Asma Firoz, Research Scholar from Maulana Azad National Urdu University insisted on girls’ education and said that Parents must give priority to the higher education of girls. Dr Zubair, President SIO Hyderabad said that lack of implementation on RTE is an important issue with respect to teacher’s ratio and quality of education. He further said that drop out ratio at district level is higher in Muslims than other communities which should be addressed immediately. Apart from this many other educationists expressed their similar views.
Dr Talha Faiyazuddin State President, SIO Telangana said that SIO has taken up a very strategic plan to help overcome many educational issues and challenges especially concerning the minorities. It aims towards a thorough research and learning of various choke points of education system hindering the upliftment and excellence of the Muslim community and to navigate towards education building capacity of the community thereby becoming a learned and prosperous society.