Integrate religion in current curriculum, urges CII chief

Published: May 29, 2015
Says a uniform system of education should be introduced across the country. PHOTO: INP

Says a uniform system of education should be introduced across the country. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani has called for introducing a uniform system of education throughout the country, integrating religious teachings with the contemporary, mainstream education.

“The syllabus for primary education in government institutions should follow four core principles: religious practices, intellectual awareness, social and ethical grooming,” he told a news conference while presenting recommendations for a draft of syllabus for primary education on Thursday.

Sherani said the curriculum should be moulded according to cultural and social values. He called for inculcating love for religion and the country in addition to life skills and values in the students.

The CII chairman proposed including accounts from the Holy Quran and key incidents that took place during the struggle for independence of the Muslims in the Indian Sub-continent into the curriculum.

He also stressed the need to inculcate the rights of people and humanity and character building as well as the ethical aspect of the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Sherani also said that the access to education for common people should be made easier. “Moreover, teachers should focus on the psychological needs of students and encourage modesty in their educational practices.”

Published in The Express Tribune, May 29th, 2015.

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  • Rajesh
    May 29, 2015 - 8:12AM

    Dear Pakistani brothers you should teach only Koran in your schools that should be only subject or you may teach the life of bin laden and TTP they are your ideal.Recommend

  • karachiiite
    May 29, 2015 - 12:18PM

    havent we already learned that we need to keep religion away from all these things. it only causes problems and problems.

    Politics and religion
    school and religion.

    BAD combinations.Recommend

  • Vegetable Man
    May 29, 2015 - 1:30PM

    There should be a trade off, If religion is to be taught in Schools then The Theory of Evolution, Natural Selection etc should be read out at every Friday Prayers Sermon…. better still they should Just read out of Cosmos Or The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan… What Say you???Recommend

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