MoE holds consultative meeting on competency-based curriculum framework

KABUL: Ministry of Education held a consultative meeting on competency-based curriculum framework with participation of the second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, acting minister of education Dr. Mohammad Mirwais Balkhi and 300 participants from the educational areas, a statement from the ministry said yesterday.

Addressing the gathering here at the Government Media and Information Center, second VP called the consultative meeting of competency-based curriculum framework a turning point in positive development of education systems in the country.

Praising ministry’s reformation plans and achievement in areas of education for 9 million students (38 percent girls) and providing essential services in 18 thousand of education centers, VP Danesh emphasized on improvement of education system in the country.

At the meeting, the Minister of Education, Dr. Mirwais Balkhi, considered the education curriculum a priority and one of the most important indicators of education system. He said the curriculum was belonging to the people and therefore the ministry was seeking people’s views and support through holding such consultative meetings.

Meanwhile deputy minister on development of curriculum and education of teachers, Marjan Mateen, said eight different technical meetings were held with  domestic and foreign agencies, five meetings in the center and provinces with teachers, students and parents as well as 30 other consultative meetings with religious scholars, aiming to help improve the status of education curriculum in the country.

Deputy minister of higher education, Ahmad Siar Mahjoor, also assured of his ministry’s support to the curriculum.

The Ministry of Education officials saying that would share the outcomes of the consultative meeting with national and international experts and would continue such meetings for improvement of the curriculum in the country.

The Kabul Times

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