100 drop-out students brought to the mainstream education by India’s Nai Manzil Scheme

By Dr. Saima Saeed
Hony. Deputy Media Coordinator
Jamia Millia Islamia
October 04, 201
75 out of 100 students who were school drop-outs 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. A majority of the successful students were girls. This is the first batch of successful students under the Nai Manzil Scheme of the government.
Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, Prof. Talat Ahmad today felicitated the successful students at a lively function attended by the OSD Prof. Sharfuddin Ahmad, senior faculty members of the university and the fresh batch of 100 students enrolled under the scheme popularly known as the rescue movement.
picture-1Encouraged by the success of the scheme, the Vice Chancellor said that he would approach the Ministry of the Minority Affairs to make the programme more useful by making it skill-oriented.
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 was that students not only enjoy a full fee waiver and free stationary, books and food but were also given a stipend of Rs 4000/- per month.
Prof. Ahmad, VC-JMI who presented the students with awards said that the successful implementation of this scheme goes to prove that the mandate of Jamia Millia Islamia 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.

Dr. Saima Saeed

Hony. Deputy Media Coordinator

Jamia Millia Islamia

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