Punjab govt warns Aitchison College for not implementing Single National Curriculum

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Tuesday warned the Aitchison College against the non-implementation of the Single National Curriculum’s guidelines in its entirety.

In a letter, the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) warned the college against issuing books for grades I-V which have not yet been issued NOCs by the board.

“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,” reads the letter.

The board called upon the college to direct publishers of the books to submit their work for review and issuance of NOCs. “You are again requested/ advised to kindly do not prescribe those books which have not given NOCs by PCTB,” reads the letter.

Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas posted the letter on Twitter, saying that there will be “zero exemptions” as far as implementing the Single National Curriculum guidelines are concerned. 

“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,” he tweeted.