Government To Enforce Uniform Syllabus Shortly

KARACHI: Government is ready to enforce uniform syllabus policy across the country as provincial governments have been directed to publish books suggested by the federal authorities. According to Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood, no school or seminary would be allowed to continue with their own curriculum, when the uniform syllabus would be introduced in the country.

Punjab’s Education Minister, Murad Raas, said that the changes in the syllabus will be soon made public. He stated, “We have taken all stakeholders including private school owners into confidence over the matter,” adding that the policy would be enforced once all the reservations are addressed.

On March 19, briefing Prime Minister Imran Khan about the implementation of uniform syllabus across the country, the education ministry briefed that the process involved a working group comprising professionals and experts along with assistance from academics in Cambridge and Agha Khan boards and LUMS. The uniform curriculum up till Grade 5 will come into effect from March 2021 while the syllabus from Grade 6 to 8 will be finalized by March 2021 and enforced from March 2022.

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