Prime Minister Imran Khan called uniform education system the way towards equality among students that would end the class-based system in the country as all children would get equal opportunities.
The premier made the remarks on Monday while chairing a meeting on the uniform education curriculum. He said so under this particular topic of discussion as the federal education ministry in collaboration with the provinces was making efforts to introduce a uniform education system at the primary level, both in public and private schools and religious seminaries.
As per the plan, the Imran Khan-led government aims to introduce a uniform education system from the coming new academic session starting in April from 2021. Uniform education will be introduced in classes 6-8 in 2022 and then it would be introduced from 9-12th grade in 2023.
According to a handout, the prime minister said the new generation should be fully aware of the life and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) as “our prophet is a role model for all of us”.
He further said that introducing a new policy would improve the quality of education as well as it would provide equal opportunities to all students. Teachers and staff should properly follow the implementation of a uniform education system, he emphasized. The new system should be a role model for other countries as well.
Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood, Punjab’s Education Minister Murad Ras, Punjab’s Minister for Higher Education Yasir Humayun, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Education Minister Shehram Tarkai, Parliamentary Secretary for Federal Education Wajiha Ikram, and senior officials of the ministry attended the meeting.
One of the participants appreciated this new policy and said that the new system would be helpful for the character building of students who would also be taught self-defense, environmental issues, honesty, truthfulness, tolerance, mutual harmony, and democracy.