[lg policy] Drastic changes in education policy recommended

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 11:08:21 EST 2018

 Drastic changes in education policy recommended

LAHORE: A moot on research in education has recommended bringing drastic
changes in education policy, teachers’ education programmes and curriculum
to serve unreached and out-of-school children.

The recommendations were announced in the concluding session of the
conference organised by Punjab University Institute of Education and
Research at Faisal Auditorium here Thursday. University of Education’s
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Rauf-e-Azam, Dean Faculty of Education Prof Dr
Mumtaz Akhtar, Institute of Education and Research Director Prof Dr Rifaqat
Ali Akbar, Department of Secondary Education Chairman Prof Dr Abid Hussain
Chaudhry, conference Secretary Dr Shahid Farooq, Department of Elementary
Education Chairman Dr Abdul Qayyum Chaudhry, renowned scholars from USA,
UK, UAE, KSA, Germany, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia,
Mauritius, New Zealand and various parts of Pakistan while a large number
of students attended the moot. Above 255 research papers were presented in
the conference. The researchers recommended that Urdu being the national
language should be made medium of instructions at all academic levels with
immediate effect while English language may be taught as foreign language.
The conference also recommended teaching of Arabic and Islamic Studies from
grade one and Persian from grade 6 should be mandatory at all public and
private sector institutions. The academics suggested uniformity of
curricula and fee at all levels of public and private sector academic and
professional institutions to eradicate all forms of discrimination.

The researchers recommended that students be made responsible citizens of
tomorrow and enable them to have practical competence and motivational
incentives to do something about these problems. It recommended political
sensitisation at national and provincial level for taking the
underprivileged communities of the society. The researchers suggested that
a strong, effective and result-oriented monitoring system was required for
proper implementation of policies, decisions and education reforms in the


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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