Chennai: The Tamil Nadu State Urdu Academy is working tirelessly to elevate the status of Urdu-medium schools and bring them into line with other government schools. In the state, there are over 270 Urdu-medium schools that offer instruction in all disciplines in Urdu to grade XII.
In order to intensify his efforts, Kumaravel Pandian IAS, the Vellore District Collector, was approached by Mohammed Nayeemur Rehman, Vice Chairman of the Tamil Nadu State Urdu Academy, who asked him to assist the district’s Urdu Medium Schools in promoting educational activities and elevating the status of the schools.
Speaking for Islamic Voice, Nayeemur Rehman said Collector Pandian promised to do the needful in this regard. He claimed that 10–12% of Tamil Nadu’s Muslim community speaks Urdu as their mother tongue. The majority of the Urdu-speaking population is concentrated in the districts of Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Viluppuram, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Ranipet, and Tiruchirappalli. 38 districts make up the state. Additionally, he made it clear that all subjects are taught in Urdu in schools, with Tamil and English offered as options. While only Urdu is taught as an optional language in some schools.
During their meeting, the Vice Chairman introduced the headmasters of government Urdu-medium Schools to the collector. Basheer Ahmed, Managing Director, Indian Abacus, member of Urdu Academy Prof. Dr. J. Akbar Khan, Headmasters of Vellore Govt Urdu Medium Schools Shanawaz , Ajmal, Abdul Basith, Kuthbuddin, and Mrs. Shaheen Rahman were present in the meeting.