Pakistan to adopt uniform curriculum

State minister announces establishment of National Curriculum Council

ISLAMABAD – State Minister for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education Baligh Ur Rehman has said that the National Curriculum Council would be established soon to prepare the uniform curriculum in Pakistan.

After 18 amendment, there was a confusion that education is a provincial subject or federal government to take decision but uniformity in curriculum is the right of students, so taking on board all the stakeholders they have decided to establish a National Curriculum Council, the state minister said while addressing a seminar on importance of non-formal education for literacy and steps taken by the federal government.

The state minister said that teachers have great contribution in making the non-formal education a success and educating the out of school children. He said that the government was committed to ensure 100 per cent education which was a huge task but not impossible. “Dedication of teachers for imparting education among students of Basic Education Community Schools is a remarkable job despite a number of challenges and hurdles,” he said.

The seminar was organised by Directorate of Basic Education Community Schools (BECS) and officials of the Ministry of Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, teachers and students of BECS were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Ministry of Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education Secretary Ahsan Raja said the students of BECS were bright enough to compete with other students at every level.

He said that the BECS programme was designed to give opportunity to the children who do not have resources to get education. Students of BECS also presented songs, tableaus and skits on the occasion. In the end, the state minister distributed gold medals and shields among the students who had shown extraordinary performance in their studies despite limited resources and got positions in board exams of their respective areas.

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