The Directorate of Curriculum and Teacher Education (DCTE) has reviewed the course contents for both the government and private schools for covering the learning losses that had been experienced by the students during the epidemic which led to the closure of 6 months of educational institutes.
Gohar Ali Khan, the Director of the DCTE has said that efforts have been put in the newly drafted academic calendar for teaching the maximum course to the students in the span of the remaining 6 months of the present academic year.
The educational institutes were closed back in the month of March after the surge in the COVID-19 cases. The phase-wise reopening of the schools has started on the 15th of September.
At the start, the college and the university students and the 9th and 10th graders were granted the permit to come back to the educational institutes. The students of classes 6th, 7th, and 8th would be called to attend the classes on the 23rd of September and those of primary schools on the 30th of September.
The DCTE director stated that the 2020-21 academic year had been reduced significantly owing to the closure of schools amid the coronavirus outbreak.
As per the official documents shared, it is important that the schools should impost the accelerated academic calendar that has been designed to make sure that all of the essential skills are covered that are related to skills, knowledge, and attitudes in the shortened academic year. This would be providing the students with a layout of learning for the present academic year only.
The newly drafted academic calendar also offers teachers with directives to impose the revised calendar and base for the 2021 secondary school certificate examination.