Why is our nation divided?
Eighty years ago there was a nation who was looking for a piece of land. Now we have a country (piece of land) but we are not acting like a nation.
What is the reason for so much split on national issues? We feel that the root cause of this diversification is the teaching of different curricula at school, resulting in different personalities when it comes to professional life.
In our view, there are four types of different curricula in action in Pakistan:
- National Curriculum is taught in the government school
- International Curriculum is taught in the Hi Fi private schools
- Normal private school don’t follow any curriculum rather they follow the books developed by individual publisher who have no authenticity
- Denni Madras has their own curricula according to their sects (They don’t have a single curriculum that is why there is so much differences among the religious factions).
It is our humble request not to take it light. Presently, our sweet country is paralyzed by this split. We being academicians need to look into the solution because presently our political leadership, bureaucracy (civil and non-civil) and religious leaders are unsuccessful to unite this nation.
We believe that Traditions, culture and faith all are affected and reflected by the curriculum. Along-with, a curriculum has certain set targets. The international curriculum is structured to make our Pakistani children equivalent in traditions, culture and faith to European children. The target of our own curriculum is “to develop Pakistani children as proud Pakistani citizens having strong faith in religion and religious teachings as well as the cultural values and traditions of the Pakistani society, who has the capacity to compete internationally.”
Based on our National and International exposure, we strongly suggest that National Curriculum which is derived from our traditions, culture and faith shall be implemented. If we fail to implement the National Curriculum, which is a unifying entity, we will remain a scattered nation leading to lack of unity, cohesion and National Integration.
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