Socialisation (community linkages) :The Madrasahs are linked to various social programmes under the leadership of the West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education. The Board has organized :
Health awareness programme namely the Adolescence, Reproductive and Sexual Health / Adolescence Education Programme with COBSE (Council of Boards of School Education) has been implementad.
Health Promoting School with UNODC (United Nations Office of Drugs And Crimes) have been undertaken to promote the health awareness among the students, teachers and community as a whole.
A health guidebook entitled “Apnar Santanke Apni Janun” (know your child yourself) has been published for the parents and teachers.
The West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education has actively participated in the campaign against Anti Terrorism Rally held on 20.01.2009 from Urdu Academy, Kolkata to Haj House, Kolkata.
A seminar on ‘Swasthya Sachetanata O Sikshak Samaj’ has also been organized by the Board to promote awareness on health issue.
To enhance the quality and stop drop out at Madrasah level we have also arranged for holding the meeting of Mother Teacher Association twice in a year.
All the recognized Madrasahs observe Independence day, Republic day, Netaji’s Birthday, National Education Day, Gandhiji’s Birthday, Fateha Dawaz Dahm etc. and also organize annual sports and annual cultural function involving the guardians, teachers, students and community as a whole.
PUBLICATION OF TEXT BOOKS :The West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education has been publishing colourful Text Books keeping low price & maintaining quality since 2003. 41 Text Books of different classes have been prepared and published till date. Besides, the Board prepares 6 items of Arabic Text books (Classes I to V) for primary section & the Government publishes and distributes those in free of cost to the students. To facilitate reading, learning and communicative skills in English Language Students Vocabulary has been prepared. A book on Begum Rokaiya namely ‘Begum Rokaiya: Hey Siksha Prana’ has been published to encourage the students to know about Rokaiya Sakhawat Hossain, who has devoted her life for the upliftment of the minority people. Islam Parichay Studies syllabi and books have been prepared for classes VI to X and included in the curriculum of the Madrasah to know about the culture and contribution of the Muslims towards nations. The core group constituted by the Govt. to review the syllabi, text books and other related items based on NCF-2005 has reviewed all Text Books published by the Board and remarked “It is heartening to note that the West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education which follows the syllabus of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education has started publishing text books for all classes and all subjects. Subject experts have reviewed these books and found them qualitatively better”.
For the academic session 2012, the Board has published all the Text Books in a more attractive and colourful look to create interest in learning and also to promote joyful learning. All the 41 Text books have been published in bi-colour.
CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS :
The Board conducts :
High Madrasah Examination at the end of class X for the students of recognized High Madrasahs
Alim Examination at the end of class X for the students of recognized Senior Madrasahs
Fazil Examination at the end of class XII standard for the students of recognized Senior Madrasahs
• The preparatory works for ensuing High Madrasah, Alim & Fazil Examination – 2012 is going on. The examination will commence from 22nd February, 2012 & ends on 10 March, 2012. The tentative examinees (High Madrasah, Alim & Fazil) are 54000 (Fifty four thousands) as per registration records. The other related works such as selection of venues for holding examination, letter for depute centre Superintendent, setting of question paper & moderation is on process.
ORIENTATION / SENSITIZATION / TRAINING PROGRAMMES:
The Board in collaboration with Sarva Siksha Mission, NCERT, NUEPA, COBSE, SCERT, Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, West Bengal University of Technology and other Educational Boards / Councils has been organizing various Training Programmes on preparation of balanced question paper / papers, development of managerial effectiveness, administrative planning and management of education, Gender Equity and I.E.D., in service teachers training, CCE and grading system, etc. to improve the quality of education so that students may compete with others at national levels. The workshop on CCE and Grading System taking Headmaster and three Teachers from each Madrasah has been completed. The workshop on ‘Eso Likhi Chhabi Aanki’ to encourage the innovative activity of the learner has also been completed and a book published in the name of ‘Sonar Kathi Rupor Kathi’ comprising the activity of the students of the Madrasahs. The workshop for KRP on ‘Scope and Applicability of Math Laboratory’ and workshop for the Head of the Institution on ‘Institutional Planning and Management’ in collaboration with NUEPA & SSA have been completed. 100 Teachers of Mathematics and Science Group have been oriented in collaboration with the NCERT on Curriculum Transaction in the light of NCF-2005.
TRAINING MODULE/ WORKBOOK :
Training Module Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation and Grading System have been prepared and published.
Training Module for Orientation of Managing Committee Members have been prepared and published.
Training Module ‘Prasikshan Sahaiyaka’ for Kamil and MM teachers have been prepared and published
The Board in collaboration with SSA has prepared Work Books on Bengali for classes V & VI to give academic support to the slow learners and below average students.
The Board has prepared academic calendar to help the Teachers in institutional planning.
We are also preparing the Question Bank in the light of NCF-2005 on Mathematics for class VI-VII. The Question Bank for other subjects and classes will be published in due course.
The works on revised Training Module ‘Prasikshan Sahaiyaka’ for Kamil and MM teachers is on process.
STATE MADRASAH GAMES AND SPORTS MEET: From the year 2009 the West Bengal State Madrasah Games and Sports Meet are being organized jointly by West Bengal State Madrasah Games and Sports Committee and West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education. The Govt. in Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department allots fund for successful completion of the Sports Meet. The 3rd State Madrasah Games and Sports Meet has been organized during 8-11, February 2011. The 4th State Madrasah Games & Sports Meet – 2012 will commence on 16 February, 2012 and ends on 19 February, 2012. The venue is Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake City, Kolkata. The State Committee has been approved by Minority Affairs & Madrasah Education Department, Government of West Bengal. Tentatively 1650 madrasah students will participate in this State Meet. The necessary steps have been taken and related works are on process to make it grant success.
CELEBRATION OF 123RD BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MOULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD (NATIONAL EDUCATION DAY) : The West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education observe the birth day of Moulana Abul Kalam Azad ( National Education day) with due honour in every year on 11th November. This year the Board observed the birth anniversary on November 11, 2011. Professor (Dr.) Syed Samsul Alam, the Vice Chancellor of Aliah University delivered the Azad Memorial Lecture. Hon’ble Ministers of Government of West Bengal namely Jb. Firhad Hakim, Jb. Javed Ahmed Khan and Shri Ujjal Biswas graced the occasion. Rahima Khatun, Social Activist of Nari – o – Sishu Kalyan Samiti and Jb. Abdul Wahab on behalf of Southern Health Improvement Society received the Moulana Abul Kalam Azad Award 2012 and Begum Rokaiya award respectively.
MADRASAH DARPAN: The Board has been publishing its own house journals in the name of ‘Madrasah Darpan’. It contains the activities of the Board, articles on various academic aspects along with discussion relating to education, various Board’s circulars and Govt. orders. It reflects the recent scenario of Madrasah Education alongwith modern educational trends, thoughts, plans and activities. The recent issue contains the detailed information about recognized madrasahs with index No. and various circular and orders etc.