ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said a uniform education system would end the class-based system in the country as all children would get equal opportunities to excel.
The prime minister said this while chairing a meeting on uniform education curriculum, 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 — from the academic session starting in April next year.
As per plan, uniform education will be introduced in classes six to eight in 2022 and from nine to 12 grades 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”.
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.
Mr Mehmood informed the prime minister that the new uniform education system would promote analytical and creative approach of students. He said the new system would be helpful for character building of students who would also be taught self-defence, environmental issues, honesty, truthfulness, tolerance, mutual harmony and democracy.