The ruling Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) government wants to introduce a uniform curriculum all over Pakistan. For this purpose the federal government has decided to abolish Ordinary Level (O-Level) and Advanced Level (A-Level) education from all the schools. This was news that was published at reputable news sites.
While briefing a National Assembly’s Standing Committee on education Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said that the plan is not under consideration for immediate implementation. Currently there are many more pressing problems that need to be addressed.
Over the misreporting Shah Mahmood tweeted, “No plan to finish O-Level or A-Level,” the education minister tweeted. “What I said that once we have been able to create a consensus on a single national curriculum, we would be in a position to consider a single national certification. May take a decade.”
Mahmood made it clear that his remarks were misreported during the National Assembly Standing Committee briefing. The report said that the government is planning to end O-Level (Ordinary level) and A-Level (Advanced Level) education to introduce uniform system in the country.
O and A Level were launched as of British educational reform in the United Kingdom. They are subject based qualification part of the General Certificate of Education.