Government Plans New Reforms in Education System

August 7, 2019 | Education System | 0 comments

The Ministry of Education is preparing a plan to introduce a great development in the education system of Pakistan. This plan is going to be presented before the cabinet after Eid ul Azha in August. This step is being taken to improve the Pakistani education system by introducing a uniform curriculum in schools.

This curriculum is expected to emphasize particularly on the value-based education and personality building of students. The government is said to aim towards developing a society with excellent moral conduct and social character.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Shafqat Mehmood, the Minister of Education, have prepared these education reform proposals. A revolutionary change — both in education and society —  is expected to be made with the implementation of these basic reforms.

The introduction of uniform Quran education to Pakistani schools

The Prime Minister plans to extend the Quran scheme to all provinces in Pakistan. This scheme was introduced some years ago in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The PM believes that this education should also be implemented in other provinces like Punjab and Balochistan. 

The Holy Quran will be taught in Arabic to Muslim students from class 1 to 5. Then, it will be just translations from class 6 to 8. The scheme was originally conceptualized by the PML-N government and the PTI government introduced it first in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

Improvement in the quality of education

Under these reforms, the National Curriculum Council has been created to design a uniform curriculum for schools all over Pakistan. This comprehensive plan is supposed to target the faults in the country’s education system, such as the low enrollment rates and high drop-out rates. The plan is to launch a literacy emergency, along with making skill development programs for all Pakistani individuals.

The standard of education is being enhanced to appoint a merit-based system of teachers. The government pointed out that while Pakistan has a large number of educated youth, the quality of education is low. 

These reforms are expected to introduce vocational and technical training to Pakistan’s youth. The target is to let students get jobs in demand-driven sectors all over the world. 

In order to make the new reforms a success in the education system, students of Pakistan need to support these changes and work in cohesion with their peers. This way, the Pakistani youth will be able to improve the standard of education in the country. The faults in the education system can also be fixed with the right actions.

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