ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Prime Minister Imran Khan has
launched the first phase of Single National Curriculum for students of
grade one to five on Monday with the affirmation to make the country
a unified nation.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan said it was his
vision to bring a uniform syllabus and end the class based education
system in the country. He appreciated the Ministry of Education for
taking a first step towards this end.
He said 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
The Prime Minister said 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. He however assured that the process that has
been started is irreversible.
He said this will take our youth to one direction and rid them of the
invasion of foreign cultures.
Imran Khan said it has also been decided to teach Seerat un Nabi to
the students of grade eight, nine and ten.
He asked the Minister for Education to enforce the uniform syllabus for
these grades in the next five to six months after deliberations.
He said 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 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 the minorities will also be provided with opportunities
to learn about their respective religions. He said the very foundation of
teachings of all the holy prophets is respect for humanity.
In his remarks on the occasion, Minister for Education Shafqat
Mahmood said the first phase of national single curriculum has been
implemented in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and
Azad Kashmir. He said it is also our endeavor that Sindh also adopts
this curriculum. He said the uniform curriculum is fulfillment of the
election manifesto of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf.
The Minister for Education termed it a big step towards ending
injustice in the society.