Shafqat Mahmood, the Federal Minister of Education, announced on Monday that from August 2022, the government will introduce the Single National Curriculum (SNC) for students in grades VI to VIII across the country.
“Last year, the universal curriculum was adopted from grades I to V,” the minister said at the opening session of the Overseas Convention in Islamabad. “This year, it will be extended from grades VI to VIII, and grade IX to XII the following year.”
He claimed that, under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s leadership, the government has decided to introduce a unified curriculum across the country to ensure that all children, regardless of their social or financial position, have equal access to a high-quality education.
“Previously, multiple curricula were adopted across the country, causing division,” he explained.
The minister stated that an agreement had been signed with Saudi Arabia for the development of young talents and that efforts were also being made to help expatriate Pakistanis with their education.
“All provinces have begun significant teacher training, and 50,000 scholarships are awarded to female students each year,” Mahmood said.
He expressed his joy that many students are returning to Pakistan after completing their studies abroad and are eager to contribute to the country’s growth.