Sindh refuses to introduce Centre’s syllabus
July 3, 2020 02:20 AM
The Sindh government has objected to the federal government ‘uniform’ syllabus, saying devising curriculum was a provincial prerogative.
A meeting of the education department chaired by Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah reviewed a proposal to introduce a uniform syllabus across the country.
Speaking during the meeting, Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that the federal government had conveyed them the contents of a syllabus to be introduced in the country. “They want a uniform curriculum in the country,” he said.
During a briefing to the meeting, it was informed that the provincial syllabus carries a subject of social studies from grades six to eight. “However, the curriculum devised by the federal government has no subject of social studies,” it was informed.
The meeting was told that the new provincial curriculum was devised as per the guidelines of effective learning skills.
The provincial curriculum is far better and in accordance with modern-day needs as compared to the federal government’s uniform syllabus, said the chief minister, who also directed Saeed Ghani to draw a comparison and submit a report to him.
He said that the Sindh government would notify the new curriculum on its own as it is the province’s prerogative to devise a syllabus. The federal government on March 19 announced that it has completed the first phase of its plan to implement uniform syllabus across the country as it prepared curriculum for classes up to fifth grade.