Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


PIDE Roundtables on Education - Day 5 : The National Unified Curriculum: What? Why?

Date : Augustust 23 , 2020
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Muhammad Rafiq Tahir Joint Educational Advisor MoP&TT, Shafqat Mahmood Federal Minister for Education
Discussant : Dr. Nafeesa Shah, MNA, Javed Jabbar, Former Information Minister Riaz Ahmed Kamlani, EVP TCF, Hassan Bin Rizwan, CEO Sabaq, Quratulain Bakhteari, Founder IDSP, Salma Ahmed Alam, CEO Durbeen, Vardah Malik, Development Specialist, Umbreen Arif, Technical Advisor MoFEPT, Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Education Trust Nasra Schools, Kasim Kasuri, CEO Beaconhouse, Nassir Kasuri, ED Beaconhouse, Ahmad Rajwana, PAS Seema Aziz, Founder, Care Foundation, Dr. Faisal Bari, AP s LUMS, Dr. Pervez Huodboy, Educationist, Dr. Soufia Siddiqi, Professors LUMS, Neelam Hussain, Director SW&RPC, Shahid Hafiz Kardar, Former Finance Minister, Rafiq Tahir Peter Jacob, ED CSJ, Dr Neelam Hussain, Rector LGS University, Naazish Ata-Ullah, Member PHEC, Abbas Rashid Mehreen Noon, Director SOE LUMS, Omar Masrur, Rishm Najm, AD LG, Mosharraf Zaidi, TabadLab, Ambreen Gilani, Development Specialist & PIDE SF

Things to Discuss • Has any research been done on the system(apart from donors) that we can inform us on the issues that have been raised in this series? Is donor research enough? • What is the single national curriculum that the government is rolling out? The basis for it? • What research is it based on? • What will it achieve? • Will the elite private schools accept it? • What research does government use to develop such large initiatives?