AN ANALYSIS OF NEED BASE (REFORM) EDUCATION AND MADRASSA SYSTEM IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN
This study also aims at determining the role of these madrassas in imparting education to adult females and elderly women alike. This research is also an eye opener for policy makers that without any outside help they are working quite effectively even in those areas where government fails to provide education to boys so girls are out of the question. Another positive aspect of these madaris is that they offer a uniform curriculum and system of education. There is no distinction of rich and poor, Pashtuns and Panjabi, young and old, all people having any background, status and age have an access to education in these institutions. Almost all the students, parents and madrassa teachers showed their satisfaction over madrassa education especially for girls because they consider madrassa education associated with girls decency more over madrassa educated girls obtain better marital status, the most desired one in an Islamic society and hence considerable number of rich and middle-class families sent their daughters to madrasas & even are ready to pay fees if so required These madrassa are working independently but in recent years been started and teachers of home madrassas showed their concerns over it. Most of the teachers are unwilling to get their madrassa registered with any board for me or the other reason. Government should take measure to provide opportunities to religious sectors for improving and expanding the services of these madrassa. Moreover necessary steps should be taken to eradicate the misunderstanding between government and madrassa administrators. In this way registration procedure can be made easier and exact number of these madrassa can be brought forth. But all this requires mutual understanding and an atmosphere of cooperation and trust. Madrassa assumes central position in Islamic Education System. Recently in most of the rural areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the number of Home madrassas increased many fold. These madrassas provide valuable services to communities in which they are located. These madrassas are a ray of hope for those girls who are not allowed to attend schools and those women who are illiterate as these institutions provide basic religious education and also a place of get together for those who are otherwise confined to four walls of the house. Most of these madrassas are working independently of any religious, political organization and government and are free from sectarianism, extremism or fundamentalism, focusing only on providing religious education. This study focuses on the Effects of these Home Madrassas on Girls Education. The main objectives of the study are to highlight the role of these madrassas in female education and to highlight the need of restructuring and reshaping these madrassas for better results.