Patna: Girls have
created history by securing top ranks in Class 10 examination
conducted by the Bihar Madrassa Education Board, officials here
Nasra Khatoon, of Dakhi village of Madhubani district, has secured
the first rank in Class 10 (Fauquania) level examination and Umme
Eman of Baunsi village of the same district has bagged the second
rank, a board official aid after the results were declared
Maulana Ajaj Ahmad, chairman of the Madrassa Education Board of
Bihar, told IANS here that these girls have made a new beginning.
"They have proved that girls can also top examinations conducted
by the madrassa board like the CBSE, ICSE and the Bihar State
Examination Board," he said.
Girls studying in madrassas have taken the lead not only in the
Class 10 level (Fauquania) but also in other examination conducted
by the madrassa board.
In the Fauquania exam, 66,988 girls passed whereas the figure for
boys stood at 43,233. Similarly, in Maulavi exam (Class 12 level),
more girls -- 37,391 -- passed as compared to 33,332 boys.
"Girls have outperformed boys in the Class 10 examination of the
madrassa board," Ahmad said, adding that this year, of the 27
students who shared the top ten ranks n Fauquania examination, 21
In the Madrassa board exams, girls have been doing better than
boys for the last few years, he added.
Bihar has over 4,000 madrassas, including over 1,118 state-run
Islamic schools. There are 2,459 unaided madrassas and hundreds of
others operating at different places.
According to the first ever status paper brought out by the Bihar
State Madrassa Education Board, there are only 32 madrassas for
girls under the government-aided category and 576 in the unaided
category. Bihar Muslim women have a low literacy rate of 31.5