CIF- Briefing Session with District School Directorate Larkana

The briefing sessions on the Curriculum Implementation Framework (CIF) gained further momentum as the 3rd briefing session was held at the Circuit House-Larkana on the 20th of August 2015. The sessions are being driven by the Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh to brief key stakeholders on their role in implementation of the new curriculum.

The Education & Literacy Department's active involvement in the initiative was highlighted by the attendance of Honorable Secretary Education, Dr. Fazlullah Pehchuho; along with Syed Zakir Ali Shah, Dr. Fouzia Khan and Mr. Ejaz Shah of the EU, who have been a permanent feature of these sessions. The session was attended by various members of the Directorate of School Education-Larkana which mainly included D.S.O.s, T.E.O.s and H.M.s.

Participants were briefed on the scope of the Curriculum Implementation Framework (CIF) in order to highlight the various facets of their role in the implementation phase. The facets broadly included:

  • Creating awareness about new curriculum
  • Developing textual materials
  • Designing learning methods and materials for teacher training
  • Assessing the attainment educational achievement of students
  • Providing feedback to the curriculum developers and policy makers for future planning/revision of the curriculum

The briefing session was followed by an interactive feedback session which was presided over by the Secretary education. The Secretary shared various initiatives being undertaken as part of Education reforms in Sindh, which included:

  • Ongoing biometric verification process to remove fake IDs and ghost employees/teachers
  • Oversight of corruption in teacher salaries and new regulation for NST passed teachers
  • Training of all teachers as per new curriculum
  • Regulation of unions and associations to avoid disruption/hurdles in administration
  • Development of database to support performance monitoring
  • Coordination of all departments for effective implementation of provincial education policy
  • Devolution of powers to District and Taluka-level to ensure provision of basic facilities to all schools

The secretary further conceded the various issues prevalent in the system but reassured all the officers that the Government of Sindh is committed to bringing about changes and would require cooperation and support at all levels to ensure success.

The vigor of the department in driving this initiative was hailed by all the participants as unprecedented and they hoped that such grass-roots correspondence would continue in the future as well.

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