ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led incumbent government will execute the process of introducing uniform education curriculum for all in Pakistan in three phases.
In a written reply, Shafqat Mahmood told the National Assembly on January 8, that the National Curriculum Council (NCC) Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training has initiated the process of developing Single National Curriculum with input from all federating units of Pakistan.
The minister told that the exercise of development of single national curriculum is planned in following three phases;
Phase I: Grade Pre-I to V (By March 2020)
Phase II: Grade VI to VIII (By March 2021)
Phase III: Grade IX to XII (By March 2022)
Shafqat Mahmood apprised the House that for this purpose, the first draft of curriculum for grade Pre-I to V has been developed by the NCC with input from the subject, curriculum, assessment and teacher training experts from public sector as well from renowned private institutions for inclusive curriculum development process.
The minister told that this first draft has been shared with all the provinces and area education departments for their input. He added that at each place four-day curriculum review meetings are scheduled after which the input will be submitted to the NCC. This input will be incorporated into the first draft and be presented in a national level conference where the presence of experts from all federating units will be ensured.
The next step will be to take this curriculum document to National Curriculum Council after the approval of which, it will be presented to Inter-Provincial Education Ministers, the minister said.