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Shafqat Mahmood invites suggestions for formal education policy, national curriculum


ISLAMABAD: The federal education ministry has invited suggestions from all citizens for introducing a formal education policy and a single national curriculum in the country.

“While we have taken a number of initiatives including single national curriculum, A formal Education policy for the country is necessary,” Shafqat Mahmood, the federal education minister, announced on Twitter. .

Mahmood urged the academics and civil society to forward their suggestions to his ministry.

“So on my direction a process has been started by the Ministry of Education which includes widespread consultation. All suggestions welcome,” he said.

His tweet came in line with the commitment of Prime Minister Imran Khan to introduce a single national curriculum in the country to end the class divide.

“A uniform education system is not only a requirement of modern times but also the basic right of every child,” PM Imran Khan had said last month while chairing a meeting.

“The success of this system depends on the selection of teaching staff and capacity building. Thanks to the new policy, it will be possible to get a quality education in Pakistan. A uniform education system will set an example for other countries in the region,” he had added.

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