Sindh curriculum being edited according to needs of modern era: minister


Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar said that after 18th amendment it was a constitutional obligation of the provinces to mould the curriculum according to the needs of the modern era.

He said that Sindh was the only province that had reviewed and made changes in its curriculum up-to-class seventh. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting of the subject specialists of curriculum wing in Sindh Secretariat on Thursday.

Sindh Textbook Board Special Secretary Syed Zakir Hussain Shah and Director Curriculum Dr. Fouzia Khan also attended the meeting.

The provincial minister directed the subject specialists and educationists to keep religious and cultural values and historical facts in their mind while reviewing and making changes in the curriculum and the topics like traffic rules, environment, human rights, and nutrition and anti corruption should be included and enhanced from time to time.

He also asked them to hire the services of experts from open market on market rate and the quality of the printing papers of the books to be improved.

He said, “Along with the books the sincerity and the dedication of the teachers is a must and without their sincerity it is not possible to achieve our objectives”.

The minister further directed them to submit their suggestions on how to improve the curriculum and send them to Education Ministry in a couple of days.

He suggested hiring of the consultancy services of the teachers from reputed educational institutions to make the curriculum up to the standard.