LAHORE The transfer of education sector to the provinces in the light of the 18th Amendment will harm national integrity, as the rulers will set up curriculum according to their own interests, ignoring national integrity and coherence. These views were expressed by speakers at Hamdard Shoora session here on Wednesday. The session titled Need of national harmony on curriculum and system of education was presided over by renowned educationist and Vice Chairman Nazaria Pakistan Trust Prof Dr Mohammad Rafique, while a large number of speakers including Punjab Education Foundation Chairman Raja Anwar, Gen (r) Rahat Latif, Brig (r) Zafar, Prof Rao Jaleel Ahmed, Secretary General Tanzeem-e-Asatiza Pakistan Mian Akram, Dr MA Soofi, Brig (r) Zafar Ch, Qayyum Qureshi and Prof Mehr Saeed Akhatar addressed on the occasion. Dr Rafique Ahmed said we should train new generations according to modern needs. He said government should form monitoring committees to check the curriculum designing. Raja Anwar said the transfer of education to the provinces would cause no harm to national integrity. He said most countries of the world were practicing such systems of education. He said coordination bodies and meetings of concerned persons of all provinces would be organised to develop national thinking in the curriculum. Rahat Latif said quality education should be ensured instead of increasing number of universities. Prof Rao Jaleel Ahmed said basic facilities including laboratories and libraries should be set up at educational institutions. He said the curriculum should be designed in light of teachings of Holy Quran and Sunna. Mian Akram said the government was not serious to develop literacy rate in the country as it is proved by the recent cut on budget of education. Dr MA Soofi said technical and professional education was required to compete and survive in national community. Brig (r) Zafar Ch, Qayyum Qureshi and others feared that control of provinces on education could harm the national thinking, as the provinces would design the curriculum according to their own interests by neglecting the federation.