ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – September 29, 2022): The Federal Ministry of Education, Vocational Training, National Heritage and Culture was taking strict measures for the implementation of Phase III of the National Curriculum unique (SNC) (9th to 12th grade) in Academic year 2023.
According to official sources, the phased implementation of the One National Curriculum (SNC) was ensured within the framework of the reform program in all educational institutions, taking into account the prevailing apartheid in the society.
The sources said that this program was implemented in three phases. “The first phase for pre-1 to 5 levels has been implemented in Islamabad Capital Territory, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan starting from the academic year 2021. While in Baluchistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir, the implementation started from the academic year 2022″.
Similarly, in the second phase, the curriculum for grades 6 to 8 had been developed and finalized with input from all umbrella units, the private sector, religious seminaries (madaris) and religious minorities. However, the implementation of this program has started from the academic year 2022 while the SNC for grades 9 to 12 will be completed in the academic year 2023.
The government has taken many fundamental steps for the introduction of the curriculum reforms, including the reconstitution of the National Curriculum Council, multiple meetings of stakeholders including public, private and religious schools, SDG workshops, workshops on education based on life skills and critical thinking, etc. across all backbone units, the sources added.
In addition, they said, the measures taken by the government were political dialogues in all the federative units, the commitment of Madaris councils (Wafaqs and Tanzimat) for consensus on the Islamiyat curriculum, the commitment with representatives of different religious groups for the development of programs and manuals on Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Bahai, Kalasha, Zoroastrianism and Buddhism.
Similarly, as part of the reform project, the development of quality model textbooks to be shared with the backbone units free of charge while teacher training modules were being developed to ensure effective training of teachers across the Pakistan.
Nationwide conferences and inter-provincial workshops on standards and textbooks were also part of the government’s reform measures.