Kerala: Religion attracts Muslim foreign students

July 26, 2013 by  
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Muslim Education SocietyKerala, July 21, 2013: Freedom to pray five times a day on the school campus, along with teaching of Islamic religious texts, is attracting a growing number of Muslim foreign nationals to private schools run by Muslim management in the state. The three popular Muslim management educational institutions with boarding facilities – Muslim Education Society (MES), Peeves Schools and Al Ameen Educational Society – have seen growth in enrolment of foreign students, incidentally all of them Muslims and majority of them boys.

The students, mostly seeking admission to class VI, are from Nepal, Thailand, Maldives and Singapore, and more recently from Canada.

“In Kerala, schools have religious freedom that is not found elsewhere in the country. We ensure that the students are given the basic religious education and they are allowed to offer prayers five times a day. Also, the CBSE syllabus has respectability worldwide. Due to this, the number of foreign Muslims students seeking admission in our schools is increasing,” said TPM Ibrahim Khan, chairman of the Al Ameen Educational Trust.

– times of india

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