Madaaris new syllabus | AIOU debate | Arid Agriculture University convocation
New syllabus for Madaaris this year: Ahsan Iqbal
Islamabad, April 19, 2008: Religious schools will get a new curriculum this year while the
National Syllabus Council (NSC) would also be constituted.
Minister for Education Ahsan Iqbal stated this while talking in the National
Assembly on Friday. The education minister said under the Madaaris Reforms
Programme, a new syllabus for Madaaris would be formalised after taking the
Madaaris into confidence.
He said the previous government used the
syllabus of the Madaaris for its own political objectives and to please foreign
countries, which sparked opposition in the Madaaris of the country. The minister
said the draft of the new education system was being reviewed and would be
prepared in consultation with the provinces.
The education minister
underlined that the NSC would also be constituted to bring the syllabus at par
with the international level. He said besides educational experts, members of
parliament would also be included in the NSC.
Ahsan Iqbal said the same
syllabus was being implemented in the government sector while the elimination of
education system of A and O level by 2010 was also being considered. The
minister said it was sad that our education system had separate systems of Urdu,
English, A Level, O Level and Madaaris. He said the new government was
determined to implement the same education system in the country.
minister said Urdu was our national language and we would not ignore it for the
sake of English speakers. He said in this regard, a National Conference would be
arranged in the coming month.
AIOU debate to be held on April 23
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold series of co-curricula activities under the title
'Vice Chancellor Excellence Award' from April 23 for regional campus of
Rawalpindi. Students of the Rawalpindi region will be participating in these
activities, which included 'Naat', Urdu and English
Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi Convocation
Rawalpindi: The 9th convocation of the Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, will be held on April 29. Punjab
Governor Lieutenant General (r) Khalid Maqbool, who is the chancellor of the
university, would preside over the convocation and confer awards and degrees on
new graduates. The News
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