Social Studies textbook for Grade 5 under the newly-formulated Single National Curriculum (SNC) has omitted the Pakistan Muslim League-N’s 2013-2018 tenure. The time period of Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan have been removed from the book.
A timeline of the election of governments in the country has been given in a chapter called ‘history of Pakistan’, in which the names of all elected prime ministers are mentioned, however, the timelines go till the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)’s Raja Pervez Ashraf who was the PM till 2013 and then jumps to the incumbent Prime Minister Imran Khan without mentioning the time period of PML-N from 2013 till 2018.
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Private Textbooks Association President, Ahmad Usman, on Tuesday shared the photo of the textbook.
Educationists have voiced concerns regarding the controversial Single National Curriculum claiming that it will confuse our children and create a divide in society.
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In an interview last week, well-known educationist, Pervez Hoodbhoy, said, “SNC is poised to inflict damage upon Pakistan’s education system in a manner never seen before. The systemic changes hidden in it go far deeper than the ones conceived and executed by Gen. Zia’s extremist regime. A column-by-column comparison with two major madrassa systems – Tanzeem-ul-Madaris and Rabta-ul-Madaris – shows that under the Single National Curriculum, ordinary schools will impose more rote learning of religious materials than even these madrassas of the two systems”.