March 28, 2023

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has decided to make Quranic Studies a compulsory subject for Matriculation and Intermediate. This decision was taken on the orders of the Peshawar High Court (PHC), reports BBC Urdu.

An Ethics-based subject will replace Quranic Studies for students from religious minority communities in the province. The number of compulsory subjects will be increased to five after this addition. A 75 marks examination for the subject will also be added to the 2023 annual Matriculation and Intermediate examinations.

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has made teaching and learning of Quranic Studies compulsory in schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. An appeal was submitted to the PHC for the subject to be made compulsory and for a formal examination to be conducted as well.

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