The Education policy of Pakistan 2021 includes free and necessary education for the individuals. According to the Article 25-A of the Constitution of Pakistan,
“The state shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age group 5 to 16 years in such a manner as may be determined by law.”
Education policy of Pakistan 2021
On Wednesday, the Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood has stated that the education policy of Pakistan should be revamped. It is observed that the new policies in the educational sectors would be followed by the very start of the next year.
While speaking at the national conference on the “Unified National Curriculum and Our Educational System”, he asserted that a unified curriculum has been designed at the primary level. The conference was held at Faisal Masjid.
The unified curriculum that should be followed by 2021 will be targeting several aspects including the teachers’ training, the language, and the application of the curriculum. All the primary level textbooks will include a new curriculum designed by the highly effective authorities. The newly introduced educational policies will help society in gaining unity.
Apart from the Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood, the conference was attended by Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, Khurshid Nadeem, Maulana Zahid Al-Rashdi, Dr. Sameena Malik, Zeeshan Abbasi, Dr. Ikram ul Haq, and the President of International Islamic University, Islamabad.
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has also appreciated the Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood’s steps to bring reforms in the educational sectors. PM Imran Khan was addressing at the joint session of the National Assembly attended by many other ministers.
Authorities have already started planning the uniform curriculum for classes 6 to 8. As far as the current curriculum is concerned, there are three educational systems working in the country, i.e. English Medium, Public Schools, and Madrassahs. In these educational sectors, students are delivered to different types of education.
On the introduction of the uniform educational system, PM Imran Khan declared that the new educational system will be introduced in their different phases,
“At the start of the academic year 2021, we will introduce the uniform education system across the country at the primary level. Then, in April 2022, we will introduce the uniform education system for class 6 to 8 and in the final stage at the start of the academic year 2023 we will introduce the system for class 9 to 12.”