Single National Curriculum in Pakistan
Perceptions on Implementing Single National Curriculum in Pakistan

Dr. Kamal Haider |
Volume: 1 | Issue : 2 (2022/12/12)


Objective: In terms of content, curriculum, and a shared platform of evaluation, all students should have a fair and equitable chance to acquire a high-quality education. A step in the right direction is the creation of a single national curriculum (SNC). The SNC tries to achieve religious neutrality by encouraging interfaith tolerance and responding to the requirements of students of minority religions by teaching them according to their religious views. 

Methodology: For the context, qualitative analysis was conducted, and the research works that examined cultural characteristics that may impede or facilitate the application of SNC as an instructional technique were reviewed. Medline, ERIC, Web of Science (for Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index), and PsycINFO were the databases employed to conduct literature searches.

Results: The gaps in SNC implementation make it a difficult assignment for the government since not all private and public schools in every province will be willing to embrace the SNC, necessitating adoption of a strong monitoring apparatus by the government to ensure implementation. While a unified curriculum is a helpful first step toward uniting the younger generation, it is insufficient as a method for bridging the current inequities in Pakistan's educational system.

Conclusion: There are numerous other key concerns that the government must deal with and address first since they are critical to SNC's success. To address educational inequality, the government must invest more in education and not rely just on a small number of programs and campaigns. 

Keywords: Single National Curriculum, Educational Disparities, SNC Implementation, Qualitative Analysis.