Academic Year 2020-21
Directorate of Curriculum & Teacher Education (DCTE)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Abbottabad
Life is completely crippled by pandemic covid-19 in all respects. World is affected
badly by this pandemic where governments all over the world had to lock down almost all the
institutions country wide. Pakistan had to face the same situation in almost all institutions in
general and educational institutions in particular due to their closure for almost seven months.
Our country is still facing the worst situation due to the second wave of covid-19 and there is
complete uncertainty about future course.
Keeping in view this worst situation the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Elementary and secondary education Department has taken an initiative of introducing an
accelerated academic calendar for educational institutions to cater the needs of the students in
the prevailing scenario. The Directorate of Curriculum and Teacher Education (DCTE) being
competent authority has the task of reducing the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)
syllabus. Consequently, this Directorate arranged a workshop. Subject Experts from the various
educational institution both from collages and School were invited for the preparation of this
accelerated syllabus. This accelerated syllabus is prepared in light of the expected available
time for students in the prevailing situation. It was also kept in mind that the basic concepts
and ideas of all subjects must not be affected. It is hoped that this accelerated academic calendar
will be helpful to students in all respects in fulfilling their study requirements.
I am thankful to all the Subject Experts of various institutions who participated in this
activity by offering their expertise on short notice, I acknowledge and appreciate their efforts
in this regard. I also appreciate the efforts DCTE personnel in completion of this urgently
needed national task on emergency grou