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Govt prioritises Uniform Education System to provide equal opportunities for all: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said ending class based segregation in the education sector is top priority of the government.

Chairing a meeting regarding uniform national curriculum in Islamabad, he said uniform education system is not only the need of modern times, but also a fundamental right of every child. He said the new generation should be fully aware of the life and Sunnah of the Khatim-un-Nabiyyin Hazrat Muhammad [Sallallah-o-Alai-he-Wa Alihi Wassalim] as he is the real role model and His Sunnah is beacon of light for us.

The Prime Minister said the national education policy will improve the education standard and provide equal opportunities to empower all segments of the society. He said success of this system is based on selection of teaching staff and its capacity building. He said the new policy will enable people to get quality education. He said uniform education system will set a precedent to be followed for regional countries. 

Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mahmood briefed the meeting that introducing uniform syllabus at the national level is aimed at highlighting analytical and creative capabilities of the students. He said besides imparting curricular education and highlighting Pakistani nationalism, this system will instill golden principles of truthfulness, honesty, tolerance, respect, mutual harmony, awareness about climate change, democracy, human rights, sustainable development and personal protection amongst students. He said special focus has been made on character building of the students in the uniform education system. 

The meeting was informed that this syllabus has been formulated, while keeping sustainable development goals in view, and this will be applicable in all private and government schools as well as Islamic seminaries, across Pakistan.

It was told that Islamic Studies will be taught as a separate subject from Grade 1 to Grade 12 to promote Islamic teachings. A separate subject under the name of Religious Education will be introduced for students belonging to minority community, which will be offered from Class 1.

The meeting was apprised that the prime objective of the uniform syllabus is providing education to the students as per need of the modern time and consultation process with all stakeholders has been completed in this regard.

The Prime Minister was also briefed about Federal Directorate of Education and upgradation of educational institutions in Islamabad.

Source: radio.gov.pk