The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif has said that no addition or subtraction in the educational curriculum will be made on the desires of the foreign NGOs but being Muslims and responsible Pakistani citizens, it is our duty to maintain the basic teachings of Islam in the education sector and positive steps will be taken very soon in this regard.
He was chairing a high level meeting regarding curriculum at the Textbook Board, Peshawar. The Provincial Minister for Zakat and Ushr, Haji Habib ur Rahman, Minister for Local Government Inayatullah, Additional Secretary Education Qaiser Alam, Director Education Rafique Khattak, Chief Planning Officer Jamaluddin and prominent educationists were present.
In the meeting, the Education Minister was briefed by experts on the errors and omissions in the course books.
However, he appreciated those who identified the mistakes and said that they would welcome all the positive suggestions which could assist in building a healthy nation through an effective education system to fulfill the desires of the nation. He declared that their would be no tolerance for interference in the curriculum of education. He said that no step would be taken to add or reduce any thing in their curriculum on the dictation of foreign NGOs.
The Minister stated that the PTI Government wanted social change by the education tools which needed to implement good governance upto the gross root level in the education sector.
Referring to the vision of the PTI Chairman, Imran Khan, he said that being Muslims they would not compromise on their principles, however he appreciated his cooperation in the administrative affairs.
The Provincial Ministers Habibur Rahman and Inayuatullah appreciated the steps taken by the PTI and ensured their full cooperation in the education sector reform drive.