Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood tweeted that he is grateful for the views, both negative and positive, on Single National Curriculum (SNC). He added that curriculums and textbooks are not static and need constant updating.
“I am grateful for the views, both negative and positive, on the single national curriculum (SNC) and on the textbooks developed to implement it,” wrote the minister.
Punjab Education Minister Dr Murad Raas reacted to the criticism following the implementation of SNC. He tweeted that he would be conducting a live session on Sunday to answer questions related to SNC.
Earlier, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy came forward and criticised the new curriculum. In addition, SNC is also receiving criticism on social media.
According to the new curriculum, schools will be free to teach additional material or even additional subjects. In the beginning, three subjects — Islamic Studies, Social Studies and General Knowledge — will be taught in the Urdu language at the primary level (Grade 1-5). Quranic learning with translation will also be mandatory in Grade 6-12.
Mahmood had earlier announced the SNC would be implemented from the new academic session on August 2 in all public and private schools as well as madrassah of Punjab.
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