Back in the days of my school life at public school in Mansehra, I often considered education equivalent to obedience, muteness, fear of teachers and following orders. I can recall clearly how I moved from class sixth to eighth, with not an iota of knowledge added into my educational arsenal. The teachers either did not know about the subjects they taught, or simply could not be bothered to care.
Significant changes in curriculum are underway and the government is committed to taking all measures to facilitate children by improving the conditions of the public sector schools in the province, Punjab School Education Minister Murad Raas said on Thursday.
The provincial government has ordered vetting of all textbooks used in higher education institutions across Punjab to cleanse the curriculum of objectionable material and curb the trends of extremism seen rising at institutions across Pakistan.