Sindh CM for seeking guideline regarding adoption of whole national curriculum or only core subjects of SNC
ISLAMABAD-Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday said that the Federal Ministry of Education & Professional Training, may be asked to provide necessary guideline whether it was an adoption of the whole national curriculum or only core subjects of Single National Curriculum (SNC).
“The Sindh province may adopt SNC containing only core curriculum subjects with the minimum standards and further enrich it followed by the development of provincial curriculum of the remaining subjects such as languages, social studies etc,” he said.
The meeting was attended by Minister Education Saeed Ghani, Advisor law Murtaza Wahab, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretaries, school education and colleges, law and other concerned officers and experts.
The chief minister directed the education department to study and compare the curriculum of federal government with the curriculum of the Sindh government which has been designed under the guidelines of `21stCentury Learning Skills’ and send him their recommendations. “Yes, we can adopt the portion which might be missing from our newly designed curriculum but adoption or introduction of a new curriculum would be notified by the provincial government,” he concluded.
In order to implement the SNC, it was decided that SNC developed by the Ministry of Federal Education, should be taken into consideration with the provinces through holding review workshops at provincial level. Once approved by the provinces, this SNC will be implemented nationally, Saeed Ghani told the CM Sindh.
Saeed Ghani said that in 2015, the Sindh government enacted `The Sindh School Education Standards and Curriculum Act’ passed by the Sindh Assembly. Under the law, the Sindh Curriculum Council was established and the Bureau of Curriculum was reconstituted as Directorate of Curriculum Assessment and Research (DCAR), he added.
He said that the approach and strategies employed by the department for review, design, and development of standards, curriculum, textbooks and resources are underpinned by the strict quality principles which are the cornerstone of its policy, education minister said and added the Post 18thAmendment accomplishments in the field of Curriculum and Textbooks by education department includes, reviewed and tailor the National Curriculum and develop assessment policy and procedures for examination.
He said that the policy, Sindh Education Student Learning Outcome and Assessment Framework (SESLOAF) was notified in 2015.