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The Express Tribune tribune.com.pk 15 Sep, 2021 20:15 am

The long and short of the Single National Curriculum

The long and short of the Single National Curriculum
Even though the curriculum has received negative feedback, the books are not as bad as the outcry surrounding them

Even though the curriculum has received negative feedback, the books are not as bad as the outcry surrounding them The Single National Curriculum (SNC) for grades one to five has gotten a lot of attention since the new textbooks were published.After going through the textbooks, I’ve come to this conclusion, even though the curriculum has received negative feedback, the books are not as bad as the outcry surrounding them.(1) No person attending any educational institution shall be required to receive religious instruction, or take part in any religious ceremony, or attend religious worship, if such instruction, ceremony or worship relates to a religion other than his own.Let me also tell you why I am for the curriculum.

As far as women’s dressing is portrayed in the books, let me tell you that there is an equal number of girls in headscarves and without, which is simply a fair representation of the Pakistani culture.They need to put a proper training system in place for teachers, principals and deans that teaches them how to not only tackle the new curriculum but also how to deal with the problems students may face.

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