New curriculum unlikely to be implemented this year
Islamabad, March 05, 2008: The much-talked about new curriculum, that has to be
implemented from this academic year in August 2008 as claimed by the former
government, not seems to be implemented as the curriculum of 34 subjects out of
60 subjects has yet to be prepared.
The former government had gained much
credit on this matter and had made tall claims that the new curriculum has been
notified according to the international standards and would be implemented from
this academic year, which now seems to be in doldrums.
There is also a
possibility that the new government may change its mind and would not continue
the policy of the previous government as it usually happens in our country. So
the time, energy and resources that have been spent on the preparation of this
new curriculum would go in vain.
Former Federal Minister for Education Javed
Ashraf Qazi had claimed on many occasions that the new curriculum up to the
higher secondary level would be notified in the next couple of weeks. The
curriculum wing has already finalised the curriculum while recommendations from
the provinces in this regard have also been received.
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 were 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 had been sent
to provinces for the development of new Textbooks.
However, the provincial
education departments had been authorised to adjust this time-frame for
implementation of the policy in their respective province and may introduce the
new curriculum with effect from August 2008 if it was not possible to get the
textbooks ready that year.
It was also declared that new national curriculum
was free of any biases, hate, sectarianism and repetitions.
technology and computer science groups had been introduced in the new curriculum
and the curriculum had been made compatible with any advance country. And
the government had decided to update the National curriculum after every five
years to ensure that all new developments were incorporated.
the ministry Dr S Fayyaz Ahmad, who is also Joint Educational Advisor (Planning
& Policy Wing), said the new curriculum would be implemented in a phased
Out of 60 books the curriculum of 26 books have been approved and
the work on the curriculum of remaining subjects is in progress.
of new curriculum would be introduced in the next academic year randomly in
class 1, 6th, 8th, and 9th. The private school and colleges, which contribute 35
percent in the field of education, would also adopt the same curriculum if they
affiliate themselves with our examination boards, he continued. The Nation
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