ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Federal Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture directed the National Curriculum Council (NCC) to brief the Committee in detail on implementation of the Single National Curriculum (SNC) in the next meeting.
The directions were given during the 19th meeting of the Standing Committee on Federal Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture held here in the Committee Room of National Curriculum Council Secretariat under the Chairmanship of Mian Najeeb Ud Din Awaisi, MNA.
While briefing, the Director, National Curriculum Council Secretariat apprised the Committee that in line with the vision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Council and Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training is developing SNC for Pakistan in consultation and collaboration with Education Departments of all federating units of the country.
She said SNC was being developed in three phases. She informed the committee that SNC was aimed at providing equal learning opportunities to all fractions of society.
It would help students and parents in case of inter-provincial mobility, she said.
The Committee also considered “The Pakistan Global Institute Bill, 2021” and “The Pakistan Institute of Education Bill, 2021”.
After detail deliberations, the Committee recommended that “The Pakistan Institute of Education Bill, 2021” may be passed by the Assembly. “The Pakistan Global Institute Bill, 2021” and “The NCS-Institute of Sciences Bill, 2021” (moved by Mr. James Iqbal, MNA) was, however, deferred till next meeting of the Committee.
The Dyslexia Special Measures Bill, 2021 (moved by Ms. Mehnaz Akbar Aziz, MNA) was also considered in the meeting. After detail deliberations, the Committee recommended that the Bill might be passed by the Assembly.
The committee also appointed a Sub-Committee under the convenership of Sadaqat Ali Khan Abbasi, MNA to discuss the challenges faced by universities under Higher Education Commission (HEC).
While briefing on the current Admission Policy in ICT Schools, the Director General, Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) stated that the children of residents of Islamabad Capital Territory, Children of Federal Government/Semi Government employees residing in Islamabad would be eligible for admission to the nearest location of their residences.
Priority should be given to the residents of same Union Council/Sector whichever the case may be, he added. However, DG FDE said children belonging to same family would be accorded preference for admission in the institutions where their brothers/sisters were already enrolled.
He apprised that admission tests were conducted for admission to institutions where the number of applicants for admission exceeded intake capacity of the institution.
The committee was not satisfied by the briefing given by Director General (FDE) and decided to have a separate presentation on admission policy in ICT Schools.
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