SNC | Single National Curriculum First Phase
The Ministry for Education and Professional Training has launched the first phase of the Single National Curriculum (SNC) starting next year will be implemented all over the country.
According to the released document, SNC will be started in three phases. In the first phase, by March next year, a uniform syllabus will be introduced for classes one to five. The second phase will be for classes 6 to 8 in March 2022. In the third phase, for classes 9 to 12 in 2023.
According to Shafqat Mahmood, the Federal Minister for Education, SNC for classes 1 to 5 has been provided and it is available on the ministry’s website. It can be downloaded here.
The Federal Education Minister stated that the curriculum has been arranged after an unparalleled consultative process with every stakeholder. He further said that feedback and suggestions will be entertained.
According to the official website, the objective of the new curriculum is to provide equal chances of high-quality education to all students in spite of their social and financial status.
One system of Education for all, in terms of curriculum, the medium of instruction, and a common platform of assessment so that all children have a fair and equal opportunity to receive a high-quality education. Single National Curriculum is a step in that direction.
Salient Features of SNC
The SNC has been prepared to provide a standard and outcome-based curriculum in contrast to the 2006 curriculum that has no qualities.
Up to grade 2, the 2006 curriculum policy had merged the subject of Islamiat with General Knowledge and it was taught to Grade 3 as a separate subject onwards. While the SNC includes Islamiat as a separate subject from grade 1 up to grade 12.
In comparison with the past curriculum, the SNC has included Religious Education instead of Ethics from grade 1 onwards for five minority groups of Pakistan.
Along with this, the SNC aligned Math and Science content with the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) content framework.
The new curriculum will be applied all over the boards in all schools of Pakistan comprising public and private sectors and madrassas.