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Curriculum reforms most important initiative for the future of country: Ahsan Iqbal

Dated : 30 November -0001

Federal Minister Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said today that curriculum reforms is the most important initiative for the future of our country and is a collective enterprise of all the provinces and federal government along with stakeholders for completion of this task in next two years. Though, education is a devolved subject under 18th amendment. But it doesn’t stop provinces and federal government working together in the true spirit of federation and achieving global excellence. Present Government is not only working with provincial governments on curriculum reforms but also reform of examination system and teachers training for holistic reform agenda of the government to bring transformational change in education sector. Curriculum, examination and teachers training have to move together for desired results. He stated in a key note address at Consultative Workshop on Curricular Reforms, organized by Federal Education & Professional Training in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC). He maintained that Vision-2025 focuses on knowledge economy and education system is its engine, which would run forward through fuel of curriculum reforms, examination system reforms and teachers training initiatives. Minister highlighted the significance of curriculum reforms and stated, “The future battles of national security wouldn’t be fought with missiles and tanks, classrooms and laboratories are the battleground of ideas and innovations for the future of mankind. We have to equip ourselves with the new cognitive tools and skills to compete in the new age and curriculum reforms are of paramount importance for it. Minister pointed out that existing educational system and curriculum is obsolete as it is based on memorization. We need to inculcate the innovations, creativity, problems solving skills and critical thinking