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PR No. 155 Islamabad: September 23, 2019

Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Mr Shafqat Mahmood presided the Single National curriculum session which were attended by educational experts of public, private and religious sectors from all provinces and federating units including HEC. National Curriculum Council NCC has constituted a sub-committee for the subject of Islamic Studies which also includes the representation of " Ittehad-i-Tanzeem-iMadaris. In which class Islamic Study should be introduced in, what will be the contents and what will be the alternative subject for the minorities, are the tasks given to the sub-committee. Committee will submit its report after exhaustive consultation with all stakeholders to the Council. It is also agreed in the session that from grade1 to grade 5, the medium of instruction will be national language instead of mother tongue while Mathematics and English will be taught in the English medium. Federal Minister has underscored the Unified Certification system which is also necessary for full success of the Unified Education System and he observed that this task may take couple of years to be accomplished. Federal Minister will consult all the stakeholders in this regard. Shafqat Mahmood has suggested that the provinces and federating units will be given a leverage to adapt their regional dialects in the optional subjects. All the provinces and federating parts unanimously appreciated the effort of the Minister for single education system to end the existing apartheid of education and rendered it indispensable for the country to rise as one nation. Federal Minister has stated the education is a subject beyond politics and we have given equal contribution in the process of consultation to the Sindh and we will always call them for consultation. ***

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