Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has mentioned that the brand new Single National Curriculum (SNC) had laid particular concentrate on the sensible facets of Seerat of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) together with taking good care of the planet, water conservation, rights of aged, citizenship, respect for non secular and cultural range, and values of honesty and exhausting work.
He mentioned that the SNC had additionally centered on Pakistan’s constitutional framework, nationwide insurance policies with their aspirations and requirements, alignment with Sustainable Development Goals, the Quaid and Iqbal’s imaginative and prescient, a concentrate on values, respect for range in cultures and religions, and the event of 21st century expertise together with analytical, important, and artistic considering.
“The first section of Single National Curriculum (SNC) for grades pre-1 to five beginning the present tutorial yr, had been developed underneath the prime minister’s imaginative and prescient of ‘One Nation-One Curriculum’,” Shafqat mentioned whereas speaking to APP.
In the second and third phases, he mentioned, the brand new curriculum shall be carried out for grades 6 to eight in 2022-23 and grades 9 to 12 in 2023-24, respectively.
The schooling minister mentioned the nationwide curriculum had been launched in all private and non-private colleges and Madaris of Punjab, Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
He added that the Sindh authorities could be consulted as nicely for the implementation of SNC.
The new SNC, he mentioned, had been developed by the National Curriculum Council, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training in session and collaboration with schooling departments of all federating models of the nation.
Explaining the mode of the language of latest curriculum, he mentioned that Mathematics, English and Science topics have been developed in English whereas different topics are in Urdu.
Elaborating on the important thing options of the brand new SNC, he mentioned that the sensible facets of Seerat because the blessed lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) have a particular focus within the new curriculum, significantly by way of how they apply to the lives of our younger technology.
To a query, Shafqat mentioned, “we’re bringing a system of exams for courses 5 and eight to examine the implementation of the curriculum in all instructional establishments.”
“The model textbooks based on the SNC besides the teacher training modules have also been developed for grades Pre-1 to 5. These have been shared with all federating units to support the timely implementation of the SNC on the ground.”
To guarantee intra-faith concord, the SNC focuses on what’s widespread between colleges of thought and avoids selling non secular variations, Shafqat remarked.
He mentioned that for college kids from minority faiths, a separate curriculum with the title Religious Education has been developed. “Five major religions are represented, with individual curriculum for each including Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Baha’i and Kalash,” he talked about.
The minister mentioned that Social Studies has been developed to encourage patriotism, world citizenship, human rights and peace.
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Shafqat believed the Single National Curriculum would show an necessary milestone in remodeling the nation right into a “unified entity rooted in common morals and ethos”.
“Introduction of uniform curriculum or SNC will help minimise disparity in our education system where three main education systems are prevailing; Public schools, private schools and Madaris,” the minister mentioned.
He mentioned that these techniques have been poles aside and infrequently consequence was completely different mindsets thus resulted within the fractured psyche of the nation.