FBISE: Students at schools and colleges affiliated with Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) are being taught an outdated syllabus for computer science.

The classes of 9, 10 and 11 are being taught from books based on the 2002 curriculum.

“Many new developments have taken place in information technology since then,” said the teacher of a school in Islamabad.

State Minister for Federal Education Balighur Rehman directed the FBISE to change the old curriculum when the matter was brought to his notice.

Following complains about old syllabus, the minister called a meeting of FBISE officials and directed their chairman, Ikram Ali Malik, to teach students from books based on the 2006 curriculum.

According to the statement, the minister has directed the FBISE chairman to provide new textbooks to students before the start of the new academic session in April 2017.

When asked, the FBISE chairman said the computer science books based on the 2006 curriculum had several mistakes and that the board had no option but to continue conducting exams on the basis of old books.

He said new books will be introduced in the schools in the coming academic session.

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