Academic Intensive Care Unit
An innovative approach of imparting high quality education to the madrasa dropout and probable dropout students of School Grades 1st to 12th.
Education on this concept is being conceived and delivered with specific approach to target stake holders by Shaheen Educational Society in Bidar-Karnataka.
Their success rate is 100% since 15-years consistently.
Academic Intensive Care Unit (AICU)’ is aimed to bring the drop-outs and Madrasa students to mainstream education. It is an innovative concept of imparting high-quality education to the dropout and Madrasa students between school grades 1st to 12th.
Mainstreaming the marginalized community by providing education from KG to UG is the core work of the organization.
Shaheen started a pilot project ‘Academic Intensive Care Unit (AICU)’ aimed to bring the drop-outs and Madrasa students to mainstream education.
The “Academic Intensive Care Unit (AICU)” is an innovative concept of imparting high-quality education to the dropout and Madrasa students between School Grades 1st to 12th.
Though it is a pilot project, it has already become a role model for all as this exercise addresses the acute backwardness of the downtrodden by empowering them through quality education
Social Empowerment Of The Downtrodden
Social Empowerment Through Quality Education
Dropouts and probable dropouts between School Grades 8th to 10th
- All India. To start with there can be at least 10 centers in India.
- Later on, more centers can be established. Ideally, it may begin in Delhi.
- Dropout of students from the schooling stage of Grades 1st to 12th is rampant throughout India. The rate is growing every year.
- The dropout occurs mainly in three stages:7th to 9th, 10th, and 12th Grades.
The main reasons attributed by the community to dropouts are Financial Scarcity, Social Backwardness, and inaccessibility of Quality Education.
- The prime reason is a dearth of quality education. From Grade 6th/7th onwards educationally weak students would not understand lessons in languages and Mathematics hence, schooling becomes a burden to them.
- To avoid this trouble, the child seeks friendship and enjoyment outside the school.
Grading System Of AICU
- Daily dictation tests. Weekly written tests.
- Daily home works
- Students are graded in three stages with three levels in each stage:
Responsibility Of All
- The dropout is not merely an educational problem; it is a growing menace affecting the whole society.
- Society is discussing the issue, government and NGOs are providing scholarships and materials to students; all this is not helping to solve the problem.
- The solution is to diagnose the problem that students are weak in Mathematics and languages.
Academic Intensive Care Unit
- The need of the hour is to have an intensive program with a focus on the targeted stakeholders.
- SHAHEEN has a special program of Screening, testing, and separate classrooms for dropout students. They have been implementing it successfully for 15-years in Bidar-Karnataka State.
- After the screening and selection of dropout students, their classes will start.
- The students’ age group of 12 to 16 years.
- Number of Teachers: 04.
- Number of Students: 24.
Method of Teaching
- Teaching commences from the current level of understanding of each student.
- It would be tailor-made for individual ability and learning pattern.
- One to one teaching with individual attention.
- Includes daily class work & home work.
- Doubt clarification with easy examples.
- Practicing to achieve good handwriting.
- Teaching material is provided.
- Students in the age group of 12 to 16 years are eligible for AICU.
- School dropouts due to problems in understanding the subjects.
- Regular students who are performing below average in their class and may dropout.
- Children who never had formal education or schooling.
- Counseling Sheet.
- Admission Form.
- Attendance Register.
- Weekly Test Record.
- Feedback Form.
- Daily Home Work and Class Work Records.
- It’s your turn now!
- Start doing whatever you can to make the future of the potential leaders who are dropping out from schools.