23-AUG-2019: Dept of Education organises seminar on 'Education system in India and Indonesia in Comparative Perspectives'
Aligarh, August 23: The Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised a seminar on 'Education system in India and Indonesia in Comparative Perspectives' in which AMU faculty members and the visiting delegation from the Tarbiyah and Teaching Faculty UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Indonesia highlighted key issues, challenges and opportunities for improving education system performance and reducing disparities.
In the presidential address, Prof Akbar Husain (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) pointed out the major trends in the Indian and Indonesian education systems, which leave space for policy makers to draw lessons based on national development context and needs.
Speaking on education in Indonesia, Dr Ahmad Arifi (Dean, Tarbiyah and Teaching Faculty UIN Sunan Kalijaga) said, "All citizens in Indonesia must undertake twelve years of compulsory education which consists of six years at elementary level and three each at middle and high school levels."
He also discussed curricular aspects of Islamic system of education in Indonesia.
Dr Istiningsih (Vice Dean, Tarbiyah and Teaching Faculty UIN Sunan Kalijaga) delineated multicultural facets of Indonesian education and the teaching methods used at the school and university levels.
Dr Muqowin (Delegation Member) spoke on the importance of Islamic Education.
While delivering the welcome address, Prof Nasrin (Chairperson, Department of Education) gave details on free and compulsory education in India as a fundamental right under various articles of the Indian Constitution.
Dr Poonam Chauhan (Associate Professor, Department of Education, AMU) threw light on policies and schemes related to higher education in India.
Dr Nikhat Nasreen extended the vote of thanks, while Dr Shazia Manzoori conducted the programme.
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