Punjab govt decides to reduce syllabus in schools by 20pc
The government of Punjab has decided to reduce the school curriculum for the current academic year by 20 percent, according to media reports.
Sources indicate that the provincial department of education has started to reduce the curriculum for students in grades 1 to 10.
“The papers for classes 1 to 10 will cover 80 percent of the curriculum,” they said, adding that all educational boards will be communicated shortly about the reduction in the curriculum.
Teachers across the province praised the decision and said that, with the delayed start of the school year, a reduction in the program was necessary.
On August 31, School Education Minister Dr. Murad Raas visited various flood-affected areas, including schools and relief camps following the Rajanpur, Fazilpur, and Rojhan floods to review relief and rescue efforts.
He said that the Punjab government is using all its resources to support victims.
The Minister noted that many schools have been impacted by heavy rains and flooding. He added that a detailed assessment of the damage to school infrastructure will be carried out in order to proceed with the rehabilitation effectively.