‘Need to remove objectionable content from textbooks’

‘Need to remove objectionable content from textbooks’

‘Need to remove objectionable content from textbooks’

Sindh education minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah said that there is a dire need to exclude controversial and prohibited content from the textbooks.

He said matter presenting or encouraging human rights violations, sexual discrimination and harsh treatment of animals be removed from the textbooks.

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Any behavior that stimulates violence, intolerance and extremism in society should not be part of the curriculum, he said, stressing on the need to carry out efforts to remove harmful content.

The education minister further said that the new generation of educated teachers and people from civil society, who have a taste for reading and writing, should be given an open offer to write articles for various textbooks and after extensive reviews. He said the best articles must be made as part of the text.

He expressed these views at the Sindh Curriculum Council’s (SCC) 11th meeting under his chairmanship.

 

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