National Textbook Policy notified
ISLAMABAD, June 20(The News): The Federal Ministry of Education has notified a National Textbook
Policy in pursuance of the decisions taken in 11th Inter-Provincial Education
Ministers' meeting held here on January 22.
The policy has been pre-pared
in consultation with provincial education ministers, textbook boards, national
book foundation, publishers and booksellers associations and other stakeholders
for improvement in textbooks and learning materials.
Major objective of
the policy is to improve the quality of education at all levels through better
quality textbooks and other learning materials at affordable prices for
promoting Pakistan as a knowledge-based society.
According to the
implementation schedule notified by the Federal Ministry of Education for the
new curriculum, the provincial textbook boards with the assistance of private
sector publishers are required to prepare quality textbooks in various subjects
for Grades I, VI, IX and XI by the start of the new academic session in August
2007 where possible, as the new national curriculum of 17 subjects has already
been sent to provinces for the development of new textbooks.