Poor rate of higher education among Muslims is a major cause of concern. Many students have the desire to pursue higher education but are forced to quit study because of financial constraints. Despite several welfare schemes for minority students there is hardly any improvement. However, a former principal of Urdu medium school has decided to change this scenario.
Zafar Khan, who first shaped the future of several students as principal of a Urdu school, has taken up this challenge to change the scenario and improve higher education rate among Muslim youths. He founded a residential coaching institute at Shanti Nagar in 2018Â an aim to help such underprivelged minority students.
The best part of his institute is that it not only provides coaching free but helps Urdu medium students overcome the language constraint and emerge successful.
From farmerâ€™s daughter to auto driverâ€™s ward, students from economically weaker sections are getting quality education for free at Khanâ€™s institute and are trying hard to turn their dream of becoming an engineer or doctor into a reality.
Such has been the popularity of the one-year-old centre that this time it fetched 500 applications for just 40 seats.
Khan said students were selected on merit basis. The Ministry of Minority Affairs is funding Rs 1 lakh per student to the centre.
Khan said poor economic conditions force such bright students to give up their ambitions. Most of them are even unable to complete their HSC despite good scores in previous classes. Ultimately, their talent gets waste.
The centre provides them 3-star facilities for both girls and boys.
Khan said as the students have seen abject poverty, he is sure they would become good doctors and engineers who would serve society.