KARACHI: During the Sindh Assembly which was held on Monday, Syed Sardar Shah, the Sindh education minister, rejected the Single National Curriculum (SNC) saying that education and curriculum are provincial issues and that provinces have the right to instruct students in their own tongues.
Minister Shah described the SNC as “curriculum martial law,” saying that the federal government did not consult the government of Sindh while designing the curriculum and instead intended to provide published books to the province.
He stated that the provincial administration favored the federal government in imposing the SNC solely for science subjects, and that Sindhi and Urdu were essential in the province.
He further added “Punjab has every right to communicate its students teachings of Baba Bulleh Shah and other intellectuals so as we(Sindh) has the right to include Hoshu Sheedi and others in our curriculum”
He claimed that around 6.9 million youngsters are out of school in Sindh and called into question “Why are these schools being closed when such a large number of children are already out of school and what action would be taken against those responsible if these institutes were established unnecessarily?”