Bill passed giving top Qawmi degree Masters’ status

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 23:59, Sep 19, 2018 | Updated : 00:03, Sep 20, 2018

National Parliament House of Bangladesh. BANGLATRIBUNE/Sazzad HossainThe bill to recognise Dawrae Hadith (Takmil) Certificate in Qawmi Madrasah with the status of post-graduate degrees of Islamic Studies and Arabic has been passed by the Parliament.
On Wednesday, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid placed the Bill titled 'Making Dawrae Hadith (Takmil) Certificate in Qawmi Madrasah Equivalent to Master's Degree (Islamic Studies and Arabic)' and it was passed by voice vote.
The proposed law was designed on the basis of the Apr 13 gazette notification by the education ministry recognising the Dawrae Hadith degree equivalent to master's degree.
The bill will have retrospective effect and those who have so far acquired Dawrae Hadith degrees after the recognition in April, 2017 will be considered as the master's degree holders.
There will be a board named 'Al-Haiyatul Ulia Lil-Jamiatil Qawmia Bangladesh' integrating the existing six Qawmi Madrasa education boards in the country.
The chairman of Befakul Madrisil Arabiya Bangladesh (one of the existing six boards) will be the ex-officio chairman of the 17-member integrated board.
The board chairman can co-opt one or more persons as the members of the board, but the number of such members will not exceed 15.
The board will prepare the syllabus, question papers, conduct examinations and award certificates among the students of Qawmi Madrasah.
Besides, the status of the postgraduate degree will be effective for the madrasas which would be registered under the board.