To modernize teaching in Madrassa (religious schools) and Maktab (primary schools) of Assam, an Assam Islamic Conference (AIC) will take place on November 8. The meeting intend to plan along with the government and the public, the ways to transform the teaching method using contemporary methods and plan on adding technical education.
The theme of conference being 'Knowledge for deliverance’ is to be prearranged and organized the Muslim Organisation of India (MOI) along with the Muslim Students' Organisation (MSO).
The inauguration of Assam Islamic Conference (AIC) shall be done by CM Tarun Gogoi. General Secretary of the All India - Jamiyyathul Ulama, Moulana Qamrul Ulama Sheik Aboobackar Ahmed, are to attend this conference as informed by Chairman of the AIC, Moulana Nabeeul Haque Rezvi.
Mr. Rezvi informed that the prime focus in the conference will be to come up with a system of modernizing the education in Madrassas and Maktabs. They also aspire to add technical education as a part of education in these institutions. He further added that the endeavour of this AIC conference is betterment and development of the Muslims who are living in the backward areas of Assam.
Maktab schools and Madrassa institutions are ancient educational institutes happened to have survived for more than 1400 years in Asia. Generally Islamic and Muslims students get education there including teaching of regional, Persian, Urdu etc languages. In India, Madrassas are, usually run using donations contributed by Muslim community as well as a few foreign donations.