Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood said that National Single curriculum will prove to be a milestone in educational reforms process. He said that highest standards are set for New National Single Curriculum, and it will prove to better than the syllabus of premium English medium schools of the country.
He was addressing four-day National Conference on Single National Curriculum (Grade I-V) with slogan ‘One Nation, One Curriculum’. The conference was organised by National Curriculum Council (NCC), Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training.
Speaking on the occasion, the Federal Minister said that if history is to be studied then great and extraordinary works also started in normal circumstances but with the rise they changed the flow of history. Referring to class division in the education system, he said that there is such a difference in thinking and ideology and ability that if two classes are combined, they are not able to communicate. He said that there was a failure of the state in the field of education for 70 years and the state could not pay any attention to ending the division of education and the work of the state was done by the madrassas and the poorest children were educated.
Shafqat Mahmood said that the official language, judicial language and corporate language of the country is English. The nation is scattered. We cannot fix everything but one curriculum, and by bringing a text book, we are building the foundation for reform and uniting the nation.
He said that parallel education system in the country had dampened passion and abilities of the nation by graduating the students with different thinking patterns and capabilities.“It was the failure of state for the last 70 years, since it cannot focus on education with a national single curriculum,” he added.
Shafqat lauded the Madaris role for imparting education to children of poor and deprived sections of the society. Under the current education system, he said the education standard for rich and poor was markedly different and distinct, he said adding that English medium schools gave an edge to their students to grab key posts.