May 29, 2024
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Muslim Students’ Higher Education Enrolment Surges by 1.83 Lakh (2016-2021)

There are more teachers in the Muslim community has also risen substantially to 86,314 teachers in 2020-21, up from 67,215 during the 2016-17 school year, he added.

Since the independence of India at the end of 1947, its path toward a complete development of the Muslim community through education has faced many difficulties.

The past few years have witnessed an increase in the number of Muslim youngsters in the field of education. Recent statistics shed some light on the promising trends that are evoking optimism in the education industry.

Emerging Opportunities in Higher Education

The Union Secretary of State, Education Subhash Sarkar, revealed an encouraging trend of increasing participation of Muslim students at higher educational institutions. In 2016, the year of academics 1.739 millions Muslim pupils were registered. This was a figure which grew to 1.922 million during the academic period 2020-21.

The growth doesn’t stop at student enrollment only. The number of Muslim teachers have also increased. The amount of teachers in within the Muslim community has increased from 67,215 teachers in this academic year of 2016-17, to an astounding 86,314 during the academic period 2020-21.

Government Initiatives and Provocative Issues

The Modi government’s efforts in encouraging higher education for minority students were acknowledged as a matter of concern by Minister of State Education. The reach of these initiatives includes Buddhists, Christians, Jains, Muslims, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians.

However, in the midst of these accomplishments however, it is vital to address the challenges that remain. The rate of dropping out of Muslim children is still quite high, in part because of the lack of opportunities for higher education, specifically for boys. This gap in education has a negative impact on the overall development in people in the Muslim community. Furthermore, the statistics show that the percentage of school truancy in Muslims is significantly higher when than the average for all schools.

Looking ahead

Secretary of State in charge of Education Subhash Sarkar acknowledged that the rate of dropout of Muslim students does not coincide with the increase that has been observed in the number of Muslim students and teachers.

Although some students from that Muslim community have excelled academically and contributed to a rise in the number of students attending higher education but their presence in secondary and primary education has diminished in certain states.

Despite these obstacles, the path to improvement in education for Muslim students is not over. The hope is that with continuous efforts and constant initiatives, the obstacles hindering their education can be overthrown. The goal is to help Muslim students to be more confident and able to make a difference to their communities and to the country as a whole.


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