This poor performance has once again exposed the perennial problems faced by government educational institutions in the federal capital despite the introduction of the student learning outcomes (SLO) system and the single national curriculum.
Interestingly, none of the educational institutions under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) in Islamabad were able to reach the top positions, except for one institution that shared the third position in the humanities group. All seats were held by students from the military-run public schools, except for a third of the seat held by the Model College for Girls G-12 student in the humanities group.
Most of the teachers and school principals, who spoke to The Express Tribune and asked not to be identified, blamed the federal Ministry of Education and the FDE squarely for the poor show, saying that teachers not only lack teaching materials, including audiovisual aids. to teach students, most of them slow learners, but they were also not trained by the FDE and the Ministry of Education on the latest pedagogical teaching modality.
They said that the seriousness of the ministry of education can be gauged by the fact that the Single National Curriculum (SNC) was launched without input from teachers and subsequently imposed on them (to teach students) without holding training sessions. about the new curriculum.
They said that the new curriculum has been designed without considering the aptitude of students who are enrolled in public schools. This is a regressive, orthodox, counter-revolutionary curriculum at best commented one teacher who said the authorities involved tried to copy the Oxford curriculum but ended up creating a botched curriculum. It is a one-sided curriculum developed by a few people who had minimal regard for the aptitude of students enrolled in public schools.
Most teachers said it was ironic that parents would send those students who do poorly at home to public schools. They said that expecting a brilliant result with such students was an uphill task due to the scarce resources available to teachers.
The government has a policy of enrolling each and every student, which has affected the overall performance of government educational institutions said a school principal.