Ismail Tamatgar, the newly elected president of Anjuman-e-Islam, has said the new management committee would work to raising the standard of education in the schools run by the body.
Speaking to presspersons here on Wednesday, Mr. Tamatgar said the Urdu-medium schools were in bad shape and the community had a higher dropout rate than others. Lack of awareness was one reason for this, he said.
Besides, students who join Anjuman-e-Islam's institutions in high school found the syllabus tough to understand. They either failed their courses or dropped out of school, he noted. Hence, the new body would initiate plans to improve the quality of education and encourage students to enrol themselves in higher education. The body would make attendance compulsory for students studying in their college and improve the quality of teaching, he said.
Mr. Tamatgar also said Anjuman-e-Islam would start job-oriented courses for those who have completed SSLC and PUC. Classes would also be conducted for those interested in writing competitive examinations.
Besides, scholarships would be given to meritorious students interested in studying further, he added.
On measures to be taken to increase the revenue for the society, Mr. Tamatgar said existing infrastructure in the heart of the city would be demolished and a new three-storeyed commercial complex built. The first floor of this building would be rented out to shops.
Vice-president Khalil Ahmed Dasankopp, secretary Jabbar Nippani, joint secretary Rafiq Ahmed Shirhatti and others were present.