The Uttar Pradesh government has directed officials to conduct an inquiry into the educational qualifications of teachers and the facilities available in state-funded madrassas. The order, issued by the Director of the Minority Welfare Department, emphasizes the need for quality education and integration of students into the mainstream. The inquiry involves examining madrassa buildings, basic facilities, and the educational records of teaching and non-teaching staff. The directive aims to address the reported lack of fundamental facilities and ensure a modern and scientific education for students in these institutions. The probe is expected to be completed by December 30. The Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Education Board has expressed dissatisfaction, stating that such inquiries disrupt exam preparations and calling for a proper and focused approach to investigations. Approximately 25,000 madrassas, including 560 receiving government grants, are operational in the state.

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