New school program launched in Islamabad to achieve 100% enrolment, retention and graduation
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday launched a new curriculum for schools in the federal capital, saying a revamp was needed to keep up with the modern trends and progress as a nation.
Addressing the ceremony to mark the launching of the new curriculum, the PM said that the program would emphasise analytical and critical thinking over rote learning. He also said the change was essential considering how necessary education is in today’s changing world
The 100/100/100 education programme is aiming to achieve 100 per cent enrolment, retention and graduation of children in schools in Islamabad and hoped that the initiative would also be emulated by the provinces.
The 100/100/100 programme was first mentioned in the annual budget speech by Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, who had said: “This is a national commitment that I make today to the children of Pakistan. We will educate you.”
The prime minister also called for setting up a National Testing Service so as to standardise the level of education being imparted by different educational boards across the country.
PM Abbasi earlier launched the new curriculum and textbooks for federal schools. In phase-1, books for classes 1-5 have been upgraded. Phase-2 will see the upgrading of books for classes 6-8, while the programme’s final phase is to improve the content for classes 9-12.