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Federal Minister for Training and Skilled Coaching Shafqat Mehmood. — PID/File
  • Single Nationwide Curriculum to start subsequent educational 12 months: August 2021
  • College students from pre-1 to Grade 5 of all private and non-private sectors will observe the brand new curriculum
  • Textbook publishers have been requested to acquire NOC, guarantee books are aligned with meant studying outcomes

Pakistan will see the beginning of the Single Nationwide Curriculum (SNC) within the subsequent educational 12 months, which is because of start in August 2021, the Ministry of Federal Training and Skilled Coaching introduced on Wednesday.

In response to the ministry, below the directives of Federal Minister for Training and Skilled Coaching Shafqat Mehmood, the brand new 12 months “would start now in August 2021 due to extension in examination dates to be held in May/June and also prolonged school closures in the academic year of 2020”.

The SNC has been developed in session with space governments, mentioned the ministry, including that college students of pre-1 to grade 5 will observe it.

It’s going to come into impact throughout all private and non-private colleges within the subsequent educational 12 months.

The ministry mentioned {that a} letter was despatched to all provincial and space governments concerning the Textbook Coverage below the unified curriculum.

What textbook publishers should guarantee

In response to the coverage, non-public publishers are allowed to develop textbooks for use to by college students below the brand new curriculum on the situation that the books are “aligned with the [student learning outcomes] prescribed by SNC”.

Additionally, the publishers would require a no-objection certificates (NOC) by the provincial textbook boards in order that they might “check any inclusion of anti-Pakistan, anti-religion, and any other hate material”.

The Nationwide Curriculum Council has additionally developed mannequin textbooks aligned with the meant studying outcomes for college students of lessons pre-1 to five, mentioned the assertion.

What textbook boards should guarantee

The textbook boards, for his or her half, have been suggested to “exercise due diligence to ensure that private publishers are producing textbooks in line with the objectives and contents of SNC”.

The ministry has additionally suggested them to “facilitate the procedure of NOC without red-tapism and avoiding cumbersome administrative complications”.

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