KARACHI - Following the 18th amendment to the constitution, the Sindh government will reform the curriculum of the Secondary curriculum from class 5th to onward, with plan to exclude the lessons and chapters based on discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity and religion. In this regard, the meeting of the Advisory Committee on Curriculum and Textbooks Reforms will be held today with Sindh Senior Minister for Education & Literacy Nisar Ahmed Khuhro at his office in Sindh Assembly.
According to Sindh Senior Minister Education spokesperson, Advisory Committee on Curriculum and Textbooks Reforms will review the curriculum to identify the links, gaps and concepts for inclusion. He said the committee would exclude any material from books that promotes discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity and religion.
He further said that the committee would also oversee the preparation of textbooks according to the reformed curriculum, adding that the new curriculum from class 5th to onward would be compiled once the committee filed its recommendations for reforms.
Secretary Education Dr Fazallulah Pechuho, Aga Khan University faculty member Dr Mohammad Memon, Jamshoro Bureau of Curriculum and Extension Wing director Abdul Majeed Bhurt, Mehran University’s Centre of Excellence Arts and Design director Dr Bhai Khan Shar, Sindh Textbook Board officials and others will attend the meeting.
After 18th amendment in the constitution, the Sindh is the only province which had already made reforms in primary curriculum.