Educationists brief minister on Language, Literacy Programme

Islamabad:11May:Minister of State for Education Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman chaired a meeting regarding the programme, ‘1001 Nights’, a language and literacy programme by Mehnaz Aziz and Global Network. Mehnaz Aziz and her team gave a presentation on the programme to the minister of state. They requested the minister to have it reviewed by the National Curriculum Council in upcoming meeting to further scale it up to get it implemented all over Pakistan. The basic purpose of the programme is it to inculcate the civic sense among the children. The programme includes TV shows, comics, and academic curriculum. Children are given one hour class on civic sense by using this material of tales of 1001 nights. Children would be engaged in class room as well as home activities with the help of this programme. TV show has already been screened on Geo TV and state run television channel along with the programmes in the countries like Jordan, Syria, Morocco and Iraq in 2012. The Global Network team told the minister that this programme has already been reviewed by FDE (federal directorate of education) in 2012 and they have signed an MOU with CADD for ICT schools already. They tested this programme in 20 schools of ICT, and 10 schools of Punjab in 2014. And the results were remarkable. It helped the children to tolerate each other with better sense of responsibility, improved their critical thinking and civic sense. The programme was implemented in grades 2nd, 3rd and 4th.The news.