Call to teach German in institutions
KARACHI, Oct 24: German Consul General Hans-Joachim Kiderlen has said
that the Sindh Madressatul Islam has played a historic role in spreading modern
education in Pakistan in both the pre and post-partition
Speaking during a visit to the institution on Tuesday, he said
that he undertook the visit to better understand the education system in
Pakistan as well as to learn about the historic institution. He also spoke on
the German education system and the importance of the German language.
was of the opinion that German should be taught in Pakistani educational
institutions as the language had a lot to offer.
Lt-Col (retd) Taj
Mohammad Memon, Principal of the Sindh Madressatul Islam, briefed the German
delegation about the education system of Pakistan and also the history of the
Sindh Madressah. He pointed out that in the past four languages were used as the
mediums of instruction at the Sindh Madressah – English, Urdu, Gujarati and
Sindhi – adding that Gujarati was no longer used.
He highlighted the role
of some of the Sindh Madressah's outstanding former students such as
Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto, Allama I.I. Kazi and
He said that Allama Kazi had married Elsa, a German lady, while
the Sindh Madressah's main building had been constructed in the German Gothic
style in 1887.-PPI