Education ministry, CADD to develop textbooks for Pre-I to class V

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training in collaboration with Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) will develop textbooks for Pre-I to class V on basis of revised curriculum 2017.

It was decided during a meeting held at Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training on Thursday regarding development of textbooks for schools in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), a news release said.

The meeting was co-chaired by Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Engr. Mohammad Baligh Ur Rehman and Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Tariq Fazal Chaudhry.

Joint Education Advisor, Rafique Tahir briefed the meeting about the roadmap for the development of the textbooks in collaboration with CADD. Both the ministries agreed on the roadmap.

The meeting decided that a committee will be constituted comprising experts to finalize the publisher for textbook development.

The textbooks will be available for next academic session (March 2018).

The meeting also decided that National Book Foundation will publish textbooks for class 6 to 12 as per pervious practice for next academic session.

It may be noted that Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training earlier constituted eight Subject Committees in collaboration with CADD to revise National Curriculum of 2006 for Pre-I to Class V.

The Committees accordingly revised National Curriculum 2006 in subjects including ECCE (Early Childhood Cared and Education), English, Urdu, Mathematics, General Knowledge, Islamiat, Social Studies and General Science.

The meeting was attended by Additional Secretaries of Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, and CADD, DG FDE, Advisor to PM on Education Reforms, MD National Book Foundation and other relevant officers.