Curriculum planning, curriculum design:

major issues with Pakistani curiculum

Curriculum planning, curriculum design:



Pakistan came into being on 14th august 1947. But still, We are using the old format of the curriculum, it needs curriculum planning to improve it. The Curriculum used in public schools not fulfilled the needs of modern society.


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Curriculum design:

Many educational fields need to improve curriculum design. Mostly in Agriculture studies, technical fields, Islamic studies, medical fields.


Agriculture fields:

Pakistan is an agricultural country where students have much scope in agriculture, horticulture, landscape, and veterinary science. So it is very necessary to develop a curriculum according to our society’s needs.


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Many courses should be developed related to agriscience and veterinary science in Public schools.

A large number of students are studying in Public schools.  Govt. should take steps to develop agriculture courses at school, college, and university level.


Technical education:

Technical education is very important for the development of a country. Today it’s a need of time that we should prepare a skillful force for the development of the industry in Pakistan.

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It is very important to take serious steps to introduce new courses related to technical education in Pakistan.

So every student gets technical education in schools at the secondary level. Students have a  chance to get skillful courses. It will minimize unemployment and students will able to start their own business.


Other professional fields:

There are other fields where the ministry of education may change curriculum like tourism, textile industry, hotel management, short courses about paramedical staff, etc.


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These courses should start basic level. These educational steps will change Pakistan into a skillful nation.


Curriculum planning for  Islamic studies:

We are not a developed country so it’s time to change our future. Education is key to success for the nations. if we want to organize the moral values and culture of the society, we should take steps in Islamic education trends in Pakistan.

Islamic education or ethics make society honest and loyal. So we should develop a good discipline nation. It will decrease the poverty and crime ratio. The ratio of corruption will automatically decrease if we will take a serious step in the fields of Islamic education and culture.


Curriculum In Pakistan:


In Pakistan, curriculum, syllabus, planning, policy, centers of excellence, and standards of education is on the concurrent list of the Constitution of Pakistan.

The Federal Ministry of Education has been empowered through the Federal Supervision of Curricula, Textbooks, and Maintenance of Standards of Education Act, 1976 to supervise curricula, textbooks, and other learning materials as well as to maintain standards of education.

In 2000 the Ministry of Education undertook a revision for Basic Science subjects and in
2002 for Social Science subjects. In 2003, the Government announced its intention as
part of the Education Sector Reforms  Action Plan 2001-2005/6 to undertake a
comprehensive revision of the curriculum after every 5 years.

Curriculum revision was to
be an institutionalized process of evaluation and development as iterative and concurrent.

The newly elected government in August 2004, launched the national education policy
the reform process, the National Education Census, and expedited a comprehensive review of school curricula in 2005. 


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In 2005, the Curriculum Wing’s human resource capacity was expanded and two teams
of 3 experts each was added as the ‘National Curriculum Council to cover Basic
Science and Social Science subjects to review, update and upgrade the National
Curriculum from Early Childhood Education to Higher Secondary School level’( Majeed,

The Curriculum Wing undertook comparative reviews of curriculum reforms in
different countries. It reviewed the scheme of studies, followed by the revision of
curricula for 25 core subjects (classes I to XII) (annex), which were notified in 2006. The
review of remaining subjects as listed in the scheme of studies shall continue until 2009
(NEP, Aug. 1, 2009).


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