For the implementation of a uniform education system in Punjab, the provincial government has decided to formulate a curriculum authority, as per the sources. Under this new initiative, five subjects will be made compulsory up till matriculation, and all the government and private educational institutes will take exams of these compulsory subjects only.
The Punjab government is about to introduce a wide range of reforms in the education sector to ensure access to free and quality education to the students. While the reforms aim at providing access to education for all, regardless of their background and economic statuses, their central focus is to enhance the learning process and introduce equitable improvements in the learning outcomes. It is expected that improvement in the learning outcomes will also yield fruitful results in terms of increasing student enrolment and retention levels in the province.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has announced that the medium of instruction across all primary schools of Punjab will be Urdu from the next academic year, commencing from March 2020.