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Education ministry develops framework to bring uniformity in curriculum, PM told

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk was told on Tuesday that the Ministry of Education has developed a National Curriculum Framework which would serve as a model to bring uniformity in the curriculum across Pakistan.

Minister for Education & Professional Training Muhammad Yusuf Sheikh briefed the prime minister about mandate and the achievements of the ministry in a meeting on functions and performance of Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training at Prime Minister’s Office.

Nasir was informed that the National Education Policy 2018 had been finalized by the ministry and a National Curriculum Council had also been established for the purpose of standardization of the curriculum across the country.

It was informed that a new curriculum has been developed by the ministry, at federal level, for grade Pre-1 to grade VIII. This new curriculum would be shared with the provinces helping them to revise and update their text books.

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A detailed presentation was made on the role of NACTTC towards skill development of the youth and the efforts being made for employing skilled labour in local as well as international market.

The premier appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Education and Federal Training.

He directed that maximum number of youth from the victim families of Mastung blast be accommodated in the existing training programmes of NAVTTC in order to enable them earn livelihoods and provide financial support to their families.

PM Nasir also directed the ministry to work out a comprehensive and robust mechanism so that Article 25-A of the Constitution could be implemented in letter and spirit.

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