Peace should be a subject in curriculum, Minister

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information, Culture and Education, Mossarat Qadeem has said that better peace can easily be ensured due to curriculum and within the existing complicated situation, teaching of peace needed to be included in the academic courses on priority basis. She was presiding over a meeting with the teachers of curriculum and education in Peshawar on Tuesday.

The meeting was also attended among others by Secretary Primary and Secondary Humayun Khan and Director Primary Education, Bashir Hussain Shah. The Minister directed the concerned authorities to inscribe messages of peace on the course books so that the people could know the importance of peace. The Minister for information and education declared that no one could deny the role played by the curriculum and its effects on the society. She said till they had not made reforms in curriculum, it would be more difficult to get rid of the present day hardships.

She stressed the need for giving special attention to the curriculum in the education sector making it to compete with the present day needs of the humanity. Mossarat Qadeem said education is not only the name of teaching but the actual sense of education is to prepare the young generation towards personality building. She said for making the education for all we should also go ahead with the development so far made in the public and private sectors and should introduce private and public partnership system in the education sector.

She said without doing so they could not maintain their honour and respect amongst the global community. She also called for introducing an effective monitoring system in the education sector. The Minister also directed the concerned authorities to make computer education compulsory for the teachers.

Moreover, beside primary level, special arrangements should also be made for imparting training to the teachers on higher level. She said teaching had its own value and for this purpose the teaching community needed to pay special heed otherwise the required result could not be achieved. Earlier, Secretary Information, Culture and Public Relations, Azmat Hanif Orakzai briefed the minister on the traditional hunermand scheme and apprised her of the different aspects of the schemes.