Wafaq-ul-Madaris to adopt syllabus of FBISE


Wafaq-ul-Madaris on Wednesday collectively decided to adopt the syllabus of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) for their matriculations and intermediate levels in seminaries.

The meeting held under the chairmanship of Minister of State for Federal Education Muhammad Balighur Rehman was also attended by the ulema of the different school of thoughts and NECTA representatives.

Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman leads the representatives of the Wafaq ul Madaris.

The meeting pondered about devising curricula of seminaries as prescribed in the National Action Plan (NAP).The meeting contemplated on bringing madaris’ degrees at par with contemporary institutions.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister of state said that religious scholars have always been cooperating for ensuring peace in the country.

He said that the help of scholars would be sought in the madrassa reforms program.

Ministry of federal education and professional training will endorse the establishment of the boards of Tanzeem-ul-Madaris on the pattern of intermediate and secondary boards.

It was informed that the matter will be discussed in the cabinet for final approval and until then the establishment of the board; Tanzeem-ul-Madaris would be working under the existing system in which Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC) issues the certificate of equivalence.

FBISE will provide capacity building training to the exam makers, papers’ checkers and markers.

The academic calendar of HEC will be adjusted according to the academic calendar of Tanzeem-ul-Madaris.

Religious education curricula will be decided by the Tanzeem-ul-Madaris themselves.

For Shahadah Tul Aliya (Master’s degree) in Arabic and Islamic studies, madrassah students will have to give exams of compulsory subjects like English, Islamiat and Pak Studies in bachelors.

For masters in other subjects, madrassah students will have to give exams of compulsory subjects along with the two elective subjects of their choice in bachelors.

For bachelors and masters, already recognised syllabus from HEC and concerned universities will be taught to madrassah students.

It was decided that fee concessions, financial aid, books, and tutorial workshop will be provided by Allama Iqbal Open University if the madrassah students take exams from AIOU.