ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched the first phase of the Single National Curriculum (NSC) for students of grade one to five today with the affirmation to make the Country a unified nation.
In his address at the Single National Curriculum Launching Ceremony in Islamabad, the prime minister said that it was his vision to bring a uniform syllabus and end the class-based education system in the Country.
The prime minister said that nowhere in the world are three curricula as is the case in Pakistan where the students of public and private educational institutions and the religious seminaries are studying different syllabus.
The prime minister said that he knew that bringing a uniform curriculum will be a difficult task as the elite system will not allow this change and create hurdles in it.
However, he assured that the process that has been started is irreversible. He said that this will take our youth to one direction and rid them of the invasion of foreign cultures.
Imran Khan said that it has also been decided to teach Seerat-Un-Nabi to the students of grade eight, nine, and ten.
The prime minister asked the Minister for Education to enforce the uniform syllabus for these grades in the next five to six months after deliberations.
The prime minister said that the betterment of our youth lies in the fact that they learn from the unmatched achievements of Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wa Sallam Khatim-un-Nabiyeen. He said that this will also help our youth better understand the religion and they won’t be misled by the elements who misinterpret the religion for their vested interests.
Imran Khan said that the minorities will also be provided with opportunities to learn about their respective religions. He said that the very foundation of the teachings of all the holy prophets is respect for humanity.
In his remarks on the occasion, the Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said that the first phase of the Single National Curriculum has been implemented in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan. and Azad Kashmir.
The minister said that it is also our endeavor that Sindh also adopts this curriculum. He said that the uniform curriculum is the fulfillment of the election manifesto of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI).
Shafqat Mahmood termed it a big step towards ending injustice in the society.