K-P govt wants citizens’ help to design syllabus

Published: January 30, 2012

People had termed the current syllabus class-based.

PESHAWAR: 

To remove flaws from the current syllabus after it was criticised for being class-based, the government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has sought the help of ordinary citizens to make changes to the curriculum on social, scientific and religious grounds.

The announcement came from Sadar Hussain Babak, the minister for education in K-P.

After the 18th Amendment, the provincial government is required to prepare the syllabus from Grade 1 to Grade 12, which the K-P Textbook Board has been preparing with an eye on meeting international standards.

“We invite all the concerned people, organisations, educationists, scholars, authorities, NGOs, parents and social workers to put their suggestions forward,” the advertisement from K-P said.

When contacted, Babak told The Express Tribune that people had termed the current syllabus class-based and demanded changes. “Look, the current syllabus is being criticised and there are people who are ready to contribute and play their role to change the curriculum,” he said. Babak added that, after the 18th Amendment, it was their right to choose the curriculum.

“If educated people give us suggestions it will help reduce all the shortcomings. The ministry has been holding meetings at the office of the Textbook Board.” A new curriculum is expected by 2013.

The minister also said it is not necessary to include every one’s idea but at least it would give surface ideas to bring positive changes to the syllabus to some extent.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 30th, 2012.

Reader Comments (5)

  • Jan 30, 2012 - 11:03AM

    I must say its an excellent initiative. Just hoping that it bears sweet fruit without the larvae of hate in it.

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  • Karim
    Jan 30, 2012 - 12:45PM

    It would be better if KP government consults educators of repute for the subject purpose instead of general public as they are best aware of the dynamics of education sector.

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  • Maryam
    Jan 30, 2012 - 1:00PM

    This is one of the most important area where reforms are needed. Bravo to Khyber Pukhtunkwa Government and I hope other provinces will follow suit….

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  • Sadia Mahmood
    Jan 30, 2012 - 1:21PM

    “the government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has sought the help of ordinary citizens to make changes to the curriculum on social, scientific and religious grounds”. What does it mean? Social, Scientific and Religious????!!!!

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jan 30, 2012 - 7:49PM

    KP should break the shackles which people have put due to lack of knowledge and vision.

    Unless KP would not banned Jirga System, nothing will move forward.

    The change is syllabus is secondary thing. The first and the foremost think is to change the thinking of a common man of KP where all sort of progress is needed on urgent basis.

    Banning naswar would also not play a positive role, unless people would know as what would be the disadvantages of having naswar.

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