Collective efforts needed to devise minimum standards for curriculum: Baligh

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training, Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman Thursday said collective efforts are needed for devising national minimum standards for curriculum. “We all need to make an effort to improve our curriculum for the betterment of the future generations. Our ministry has been working on national minimum standards for curriculum but it is not a one man show”, Baligh said.
He was addressing a quiz programme “Fahm ul Quran” organized by Islamabad Model College for Girls (IMCG).
He said education is equally important for male and female according to the teachings of Islam and it is responsibility of the government to provide free quality education to all.
Baligh said the government with the help of all political parties and stakeholders has achieved success in eliminating the menace of terrorism to a greater extent. He said the prudent policies of present government have helped ensure economic stability and resolve energy crisis as load-shedding is reduced from 18 hour to four and six hours.
The minister said the government is upgrading the schools and education standards through Prime Minister Reforms Programme while the budgetary allocations for education sector has also been increased. He said that learning has been given an utmost importance in our religion as the first word Allah Almighty taught in Quran is “Iqra” which means “To read”.

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