LAHORE: The Punjab government has warned the Aitchison College against the non-implementation of the Single National Curriculum “in its entirety”, Minister for Education Murad Raas said Tuesday.
Per a letter Raas shared on Twitter, the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board has warned the institution against issuing books for grades one to five which have not yet been issued no-objection certificated by the body.
Letter sent to Aitchison College Lahore for NOT implementing Single National Curriculum in its entirety by Punjab Curriculum Textbook Board. Zero exemptions. I will not let anyone challenge the writ of the government. pic.twitter.com/lKVdWOSQy5
— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) September 7, 2021
“It is to apprise you that the PCTB reviews and issues NOCs to the books after due process not on the request of an educational institution (school/college), but on the request of book developer (person/agency/private publisher) who apply for the same,” read the letter.
The board asked the institution to direct publishers of these books to submit them for review and issuance of NOC certificates. “You are again requested/advised to kindly do not prescribe those books which have not given NOCs by PCTB.”
Raas said there were “zero exemptions” from the implementation of the recommendations of the new curriculum. “I will not let anyone challenge the writ of the government,” he said.