Monday, January 7, 2013
SELECTION OF AUTHORS AND REVIEWERS FROM THE MINORITIES’ FOR THE TEXTBOOKS
Ref.3-pmta/13 Dated: 07-01-2013
Prof. Dr. M. Ashraf Mirza
Director (Curriculum Wing)
Punjab Textbook Board
Subject: SELECTION OF AUTHORS AND REVIEWERS FROM THE MINORITIES’ FOR THE TEXTBOOKS.
Greetings and well wishes from the Pakistan Minorities Teachers’ Association (PMTA).
First of all I would like to appreciate the management of the Punjab Textbook Board Lahore that has invited the representatives from the religious minorities to review the textbooks in the subject of Ethics. This is a healthy symbol to create interfaith harmony in the students belonging to minorities.
PMTA mailed a letter to the former Director Curriculum Wing Mr. Chiragh Din Arif on November 21, 2008, Ref. No. 141-pmta/08 on the subject “Recommendations and the report on the White Paper” It was demanded in that letter that the textbooks in the subject of Ethics must be developed by the educationists from the minorities. Though measures have not been taken on our demand but our request for the reviewers been heard.
PMTA is the representative of all minority educationists whether serving in the public or private sector. So, we request you to kindly keep in touch on all the issues related to minorities’ for the textbooks. It is further requested that the selection of the authors and reviewers on the minority issues must be with the consent of PMTA as PMTA can be the best source to provide you the authors and reviewers from the minorities.
With best regards.
PROF. ANJUM JAMES PAUL
Mr. Saleem Kiyani, Chairman, Punjab Curriculum Authority, Lahore