What’s at Stake With the advent of the Covid19 pandemic, schools, colleges and universities were forced to conduct classes via remote education. This necessitated the
The Single National Curriculum (SNC) introduced by the PTI Federal Government aims to end “educational apartheid” and educational inequality. However, a unified curriculum will fail to bridge this gap as the problems in the education sector are much deeper given there is a lack of trained teachers, classrooms and other necessities required to fulfill the fundamental right to free and compulsory education safeguarded by the Constitution. It also oversteps into the domain of the Provinces; after the 18th Constitutional amendments the subject of education was devolved upon the Provinces.
PILAP has written an RTI application to the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training asking how the SNC seeks to end educational apartheid if public schools are to continue to function with below-par teaching resources, infrastructure and other vital facilities; how far the Single National Curriculum goes in meeting the Federal Government’s obligation to provide free and compulsory education as a Fundamental Right under Article 25A of the Constitution; input given by the Provincial Education Departments; the reasoning behind the Federal Governments interferences in Provincial domain and how the SNC proposes to cover the cultural, social, linguistic and geographic features unique to each Province.