Islamabad, October 30, 2014 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed Higher Education Commission to make amendments in curriculum in compulsory subjects of Pakistan Studies, English and Urdu of all primary, middle and secondary schools as well as all colleges and universities, after due consultation and approval of the provincial governments.
The amendments shall include chapters aimed promoting the appreciation of the vital necessity of constitutional democracy for Pakistan’s progress and identity; deepen the understanding of the merits of the constitutional democratic process and pluralism in international and national context; strengthen the knowledge base of students to comprehensively counter the common misunderstandings surrounding constitutional democracy, and enhance critical appreciation of modes of accountability within the constitutional process like judicial oversight, media, freedom of speech, right to information, elections etc.
To achieve the above objectives, Higher Education Commission has been directed to task and coordinate with academics, universities and text book publishers to develop, within two months, grade-appropriate material, including fables, stories, essays, speeches, teaching guides, teacher training material, activities, extra-curricular activities, examinations and other relevant interventions, for all classes from the earliest years to the university level, for public and private institutions, for discussion and adoption by the federal and provincial governments for the next academic year.
For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323 and +92-51-9252324
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