The All Pakistan Private Schools’ Association has disallowed government orders to resume learning activities from Sept 15 and would open schools from August 15. Private Schools Refused Govt Orders and Will Open Institutions From 15 August.
Moreover, the private school association is defying government orders and would open from Aug 15 as corona cases continued to decline. A downward trend is a witness of a far better situation and schools should be opened on the earliest basis abiding by the SOP.
In Press Conference, Associactio’s Head Said!
“Coronavirus was on a downward trend and cases were declining. Educational institutions have been closed for six to eight months, causing huge loss to students, the association had tried to negotiate with the government but it did not listen. If the government tries to interfere in our matters, we will do a million march.”
Representatives from Schools and Associations also Participated in the Conference
Including Dr. Afzal Babar, Malik Abrar, Zahid Dar, Zufran Ilahi, Amjad Ali Shah, Sheikh Mohammad Akram. Iftikhar Ali Haider and Kashif Mirza participated in the conference and conferred snags faced due to the closure of educational institutions.
Association also confers
“The closure of schools by the government is a violation of Article 18 of the Constitution, which is resulting in a loss for 50 million children. We have repeatedly asked the government to allow the opening of schools while taking precautionary measures but there has been no action. 90 percent of private schools were located on rented properties and due to the closures, the schools were not in a position to pay rent and utility bills. The government also includes payment for the rent, utility bills, and teachers’ salaries in its coronavirus relief measures. The government will pay school fees for children whose parents were unable to due to financial constraints caused by the pandemic. As educating every citizen is the foremost responsibility of the government under Article 25 [of the Constitution]. Due to closures, 207,000 schools, 1.5 million teachers and 25 million students are now facing an uncertain future. Even countries badly affected by the pandemic have reopened their schools but we have not. The government’s wrong decision will create an education crisis in the country. The notification regarding a 20pc decrease in fees was also in violation of the Constitution.”
Private Schools Refused Govt Orders and Will Open Institutions From 15 August
Khan alerted that if schools were not resurrected [soon], then 50pc of private schools would be enduringly closed and hundreds of thousands of people would be rendered unemployed. And it is the snag we are trying to make understand governing authorities.
“The government did not allow board examinations to be held but fees had already been taken and demanded that the government return Rs25bn in this regard. The government to consider “private schools’ problems as its own and not push them to the wall”.
Apart from student fees, teacher’s salaries, building’s rent there is the most apprehensive hitch is kids are stayed at homes for the last 5 to 6 months and having pointless online schooling. Parents are furiously worried about school closure besides many countries have opened schools by strictly implementing SOP.