National Education Policy (NEP) 2009
National Education Policy 2009
Islamabad, Aug 20: The National Education Policy (NEP) 2009 prepared by the federal government seeks transformation of
society along the lines of Islamic teachings and revitalise existing education
system to cater to social, political and spiritual needs of individuals and
The NEP has nine chapters and describes overarching challenges,
articulates the ways of filling the commitment-implementation gap, puts forward
the provisions of Islamic education and transformation of the society on Islamic
and human values, outlines reforms and policy actions to be taken at the
sub-sector level, and broadly suggests a framework for implementation of the
According to the policy's draft, teaching Islamiyat to Muslim
students is meant to provide them with opportunities to learn understand and
apply the fundamental principles of Islam in their lives. This, it says, will
reform and develop society on the principles of the Holy Quran and Sunnah. The
policy declares Islamic education as duty of the society and the state. It says
ideology of Islam forms the genesis of the State of Islamic Republic of Pakistan
and its fundamental principles were defined in the Objectives Resolution, 1949,
which part of the Constitution.
Titled as Islamic Education, the NEP's
Chapter Four gives out the vision for teaching Islamic Studies. It says as
provided in the Constitution, all steps will be taken to enable Muslims of
Pakistan, individually and collectively, to order their lives in accordance with
the fundamental principles and basic concepts of Islam, and to provide
facilities whereby they may be enabled to understand the meaning of life
according to the Holy Quran and Sunnah.
According to the NEP, Islamiyat
will be taught as a compulsory subject from Grade-I to Grade-XII, extending up
to graduation level in all general and professional institutions, and advanced
Islamic Studies will be offered as an elective subject at grades IX-X and
The policy divides the Islamiyat curriculum into five main parts
– Al-Quran Al Kareem; Imaniyaat and Ibaadat; Seerat-e-Tayyiba; Ethics and Good
Behaviour, and Prominent Personalities of Islam. The first part includes the
reading of the Holy Quran (Nazira), the memorising selected small Suras of the
Holy Quran (Hifz), the memorisation and translation of selected small Suras and
the Quranic supplications, and selected Hadith.
According to it, the
Islamic teachings will be made part of teacher training curricula and the
curricula of other training institutions. It says Arabic teachers, preferably
having the qualification as Qaris, will be appointed to such institutions. The
policy promises to ensure that textual and other learning materials don't
contain anything repugnant to Islamic injunctions and controversial material
against any sect or religious or ethnic minorities.
The policy recommends
teaching Ethics and Moral Education instead of Islamiyat to non-Muslim children,
and appointment of subject specific teachers for the purpose.
says Deeni Madaris (religious seminaries) will be mainstreamed by introducing
contemporary studies alongside the curricula of Deeni Madaris to enhance
prospects of their students to pursue higher studies. It recommends the
establishment of Madrassa Education Authority by the Interior Ministry. Daily Times
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Parents annoyed over high fee structure
Islamabad: The parents and the students in the twin cities especially
Rawalpindi are seems to be perturbed over increase in the fee structure of
Around 70 private colleges are functioning in
various parts of the Rawalpindi city, which are striving to help out government
for enhancing literacy rate.
It is undeniable fact that the private
institutions are playing vital role in imparting quality education to the
students but their high fee structures compelled the students to resume their
studies at the institutes, which are not up to the mark.
The parents as
well as students have strongly rejected the increase in fees terming it
difficult to spend such a large chunk of amount on the study of a single
A child who is not belonged to a well-being family, he may not be
able to afford the hiked fees of a private school.
"The colleges are
charging Rs25,000 to Rs35,000 from the students which is very heavy amount to
pay. Even those who are belonging to well family cannot afford such fee as a
result the students have to opt third class institutes", said a mother while
showing concern.Principal Rawalpindi College of Commerce Masood
Rahat said that the sharp dissimilarity in fee hike of the private institutions
is due to the price hike prevailing in the country.
Responding to the
question about 30 per cent increase in the fee, he said his college has not
enhanced admission fees and it is wrong allegation. The college increase five to
ten percent fee on annual basis.
An official of Roots School System
informed that the school has increased the salaries of the staff with the fee so
that quality education can be given to the students.
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Best teacher awards
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission
(HEC) will host the `Best University Teacher Awards Ceremony' for the year 2008
here on August 21 (Friday). The award would be given to honour the dedicated
efforts of the teachers to enhance the academic atmosphere in the institutions
of higher learning, said a news release issued here. The news
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