The National Assembly Standing Committee on Federal Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture directed the National Curriculum Council (NCC) to brief the committee in detail on the implementation of the Single National Curriculum (SNC) in the next meeting.
These directions were given during the meeting at the National Curriculum Council Secretariat under the Chairmanship of Mian Najibuddin Awaisi.
While briefing the committee, the National Curriculum Council Secretariat director apprised that in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Council and Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training is developing SNC in consultation and collaboration with the education departments of all federating units of the country.
She said SNC was being developed in three phases. She informed the committee that SNC was aimed at providing equal learning opportunities to all sections of society.
The committee also considered The Pakistan Global Institute Bill, 2021 and The Pakistan Institute of Education Bill, 2021. After deliberations, the committee recommended that the National Assembly pass the two bills. The NCS-Institute of Sciences Bill, 2021 was deferred till the next meeting of the committee.
The Dyslexia Special Measures Bill, 2021 was also considered and the committee recommended that the bill might be passed by the assembly.
Moreover, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) director general gave a briefing on the admission policy in ICT schools, stating that the children of residents of the federal capital, of federal government/semi-government employees, residing in Islamabad would be eligible for admission to the nearest location of their residences.
The committee was not satisfied by the briefing and decided to have a separate presentation on admission policy in ICT schools.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2021.