Single National Curriculum; & Pervez Hoodbhoy’s Islamophobia

This post is published with kind permission of Mr. Ubair Khan the original post can be found at the link below..

๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’Š๐’” ๐‘จ๐‘ณ๐‘ณ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’๐’†๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐‘ท๐‘ป๐‘ฐ’๐’” ๐‘บ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’๐’† ๐‘ต๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ช๐’–๐’“๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’–๐’๐’–๐’Ž & ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’“๐’—๐’†๐’› ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’๐’…๐’ƒ๐’‰๐’๐’š’๐’” ๐’Š๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’•.

Imran Khan’s Government plans to launch a ‘Single National Curriculum’ by March 2021. For this, the Federal Minister of Education had set up a panel of 400+ Experts from all four provinces, AJK & GB, to design this Curriculum.

Dr. Parvez Hoodbhoy, being himself, wrote an extensive article, criticizing this Curriculum & it’s makers. Dr. Mariam Chughtai, Director Chughtai Labs, Doctor of Education (Harvard) & a Professor at LUMS, who was a part of the Cirruculm Making team, stepped forward to answer the allegations of Dr. Hoodbhoy.

Thinkfest , arranged a Video Conference, with both Dr.Chughtai & Dr.Hoodbhoy on the panel and it was expected to be a very interesting & extensive Debate on each aspect of the New Curriculum coming.

BUT, thanks to Hoodbhoy’s arrogance & ill-logics, it turned out to be a vague discussion where it felt that Hoodbhoy NEVER even heard a word Dr. Chugtai said and kept on repeating same one thing with which he started: “PTI is Going to destroy Pakistan through this Single National Curriculum”

Dr. Mariam Chughtai, very explicitly answered his allegations regarding the Cirruculm through the following facts about it:

๐Ÿญ. The Single National Curriculum(SNC) only sets a ‘MINIMUM REQUIRMENT’ of Education of Pre-School to Class 5. It determines that what AT LEAST any Maddrassa & any School should teach a student of a particular class.

๐Ÿฎ. Schools will STILL have an option to teach MORE to their students, they ONLY are not allowed to go below this Minimum Requirement. This SIMPLY clarifies that all Top schools would STILL decide their upper standards themselves.

๐Ÿฏ. This Committee has designed “Sample Text Books” which covers all the areas of this cirruculm. But Private schools CAN choose their own set of Books, as long as those books are covering the SNC requirements. This means that the top schools, which usually design their own books, would MIGHT have to add up a few things in their books, as per the SNC.

๐Ÿฐ. Dr. Mariam Chughtai revealed that the Panel of 400 Experts, who worked on it for 18 months, included representatives from Cambridge, Roots IVY, City School & Beaconhouse. She raised a very logical point, that if there was ANYWAY that this SNC would downgrade the Standard of Education at these schools, would these have representatives agreed to it?

๐Ÿฑ. Thus, since SNC is setting the minimum requirements, It will ONLY “drastically” affect and IMPROVE the standards of those Schools & Maddrassas which were teaching curriculum that’s BELOW the requirements of SNC. Which is DEFINITELY a brilliant thing!

๐Ÿฒ. Dr.Chughtai, answering to blatant lies of Hoodbhoy clarified that the “Memorization & Recitation” of selective Surahs of Quran has been a COMPULSION in our Educational Cirruculms for last 40 years and its NOT introduced by PTI’s SNC. The only thing SNC has added is the requirement of the TRANSLATION of the Surahs which children would learn.
No sane mind would disagree that understanding the translation of the Quranic Surahs is DEFINITELY MUCH better than reading & memorizing arabic only.

๐Ÿณ. Dr.Chugtai further clarified, that the only NEW ISLAMIC THING which SNC has brought, is making compulsory for students to memorize the translations of atleast 20 Hadiths. She explicitly told, that these Hadiths would be selected by the Schools/’Book Designers’ themselves. SNC has ONLY defined the Themes of Hadiths for each class. These themes would be solely based on Moral & Social Values.

๐Ÿด. As Hoodbhoy made it all about Islam, Dr. Chughtai further assured that the Lesson duration of Islamiat is STILL 30 minutes. She further told that all the Islam related topics of Urdu & English have been removed and added to Islamiat, so that Non Muslims aren’t forced to study it. As Non-Muslims will NOT study Islamiat AT ALL.

๐Ÿต. Dr. Chughtai also shared that in the SNC, basics of Entrepreneurship will be taught in Class 5. Which is supremely Brilliant!

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. Moreover, for like a dozen times Dr. Chughtai said, that A LOT has to be done to reform the Education Sector. Better buildings, better labs, better facilities, trained teachers; But THIS unified cirruculm is a Brilliant First step!

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ. Plus, Dr. Chughtai assured, a couple of times in the session, that there is NO plan of demolishing O/A Level system.

On the other hand, the ‘Mighty’ Parvez Hoodbhoy KEPT ON whining ONLY on one point, “WHY ISLAM?”:
– “๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‡๐ข๐Ÿ๐ณ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ข๐œ ๐’๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ก๐ฌ & ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐๐๐ž๐?”
– “๐๐จ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐†๐จ๐ฏ๐ญ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐๐๐ž๐ ๐‡๐š๐๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐ฌ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐‚๐ซ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฅ & ๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐๐ ๐‡๐š๐๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐ฌ?”
– “๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐š๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ?”
– “๐๐“๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ, ๐Œ๐š๐๐๐ซ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ”
– “๐“๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐Ž/๐€ ๐‹๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ”
– “๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ, ๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐ž๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ”

To all his Anti-Islam Rant, Dr. Chughtai played a master shot and schooled him saying “Religion has been constitutionally a part of our State since ages, if you want to make State & Religion seperate, make a political party on this agenda and see how many Pakistanis vote for you”

But Hoodbhoy didn’t stop here, He called all the 400 Experts, “Bhair Bakriaan” who are being dictated to write this “Fraud”, even after Dr. Mariam clarified everything mentioned above & politely informed Hoodbhoy that some things which he was objecting at, aren’t even IN the Curriculum. To which, Hoodbhoy, arrogantly taunted Mariam to be a ‘Liar’ & ‘Puppet of Agencies’

Parvez Hoodbhoy, is definitely a highly qualified academic genius. But, he is a perfect example of the fact that ‘academic qualifications, doesn’t guarantee an intellectual, logical & sane mind’. As they say, “Taleem Yafta Hunay se Jahalat Nahi Mit’ti”.

Dr.Hoodbhoy proved himself to be an Arrogant Narcissist, who is deep sunk in cheap Superiority Complex & thinks that ONLY he has the absolute knowledge.

But the truth is, Hoodbhoy’s entire intellectualism is driven by his STAUNCH HATRED for Islam, Agencies & Imran Khan. He is a typical “West-Worshiper” with an exteremely colonial & slave mindset. With all this, he has absolutely no logic to offer. Not in this case, not in anycase ever!

Federal Minister of Education, Shafqat Mehmood, brilliantly summed it up, “๐–๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐‡๐จ๐จ๐๐›๐ก๐จ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ญ”

P.S. This collage perfectly sums up how STUPID Hoodbhoy sounded while making absurd analysis on mere lies and FALSE CLAIMS. This screenshot, is of the moment when he blatantly lied & claimed “80% of SNC is all about Hifz of Quran”, to which Dr. Chugtai was shocked and couldn’t control her smile๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Written by- Ubair Khan

Published with kind permission of Mr. Ubair Khan the original post can be found at the link below..

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