Pakistan to make Quran teaching compulsory in all public schools across the country

A boy holds a book containing short verses from the Koran in a madrasa, or religious school on the outskirts of Islamabad

Islamabad: Pakistan is making an effort to make teaching of Quran compulsory in all public schools across the country.

Pakistan’s Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Engr, Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman was quoted by the Express Tribune as saying, “This process would be initiated after consulting all the provinces through the platform of Inter Provincial Education Minister’s Conference (IPEMC).”

While addressing the 4th annual day organised by Al Huda International School on Wednesday, the minister said that Nazra Quran would be taught from grade one to grade 5 and proper Quranic education with translation would be taught to students of grade six to grade 10 in all public schools.

He said, “these children are our national asset so we should invest the best of our resources to make them better educated human beings.”

Earlier in January, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yusuf had said the government would soon make teaching of the Holy Quran compulsory from pre-school to class 10 in all public and private educational institutions.

(With Agency Inputs)

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