First phase of SNC to commence from current academic year: Shafqat

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has said that the new Single National Curriculum (SNC) had laid special focus on the practical aspects of Seerat of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) including taking care of the planet, water conservation, rights of elderly, citizenship, respect for religious and cultural diversity, and values of honesty and hard work.

He said that the SNC had also focused on Pakistan’s constitutional framework, national policies with their aspirations and standards, alignment with Sustainable Development Goals, the Quaid and Iqbal’s vision, a focus on values, respect for diversity in cultures and religions, and the development of 21st century skills including analytical, critical, and creative thinking.

"The first phase of Single National Curriculum (SNC) for grades pre-1 to 5 starting the current academic year, had been developed under the prime minister’s vision of ‘One Nation-One Curriculum’,” Shafqat said while talking to APP.

In the second and third phases, he said, the new curriculum will be implemented for grades 6 to 8 in 2022-23 and grades 9 to 12 in 2023-24, respectively. – APP