Rare & Historic ‘KP School Bag Act 2019’ determines the weight of child’s school bag

A fine of Rs.500, 000 and punishments would be imposed in case of violation of the Act.

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  • ‘School bag act 2019’ suggests that weight of student’s school bags must be less than 15% of his/her body weight.
  • All educational institutions of the province will be obliged to follow the law.

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Khyber Pakhtunkhawa came up with a unique bill, absolutely necessary and one of its kind in Pakistan!  ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhawa School Bag Act 2019’ suggests that weight of the student’s school bag must be less than 15% of his/her body weight.

The weight of the school bag has been fixed according to international standards. All educational institutions of the province will be obliged to follow the law.

Ziaullah Bangash, the advisor to the Chief Minister, said that the law will be presented in front of the Provincial Assembly after getting approval from the cabinet.

Weight limit

Moreover, he directed the KP E&SE Department to set the weight limit for school bags taking into account age, class and weight of students. After discussing with medical experts, the proper weight of school bags has been fixed.

“Now the long-standing problem of burdening little children with heavy bags would be resolved to the relief of children,” Bangash.

He stated numbers of complaints were received from parents regarding this issue, thus encouraged him to take some appropriate actions.

The utilization of wooden slates must be necessary for all students up to class 8. According to the act, it should also include good quality material and paper to produce school bags and course books.

Violation of the Act 

All private and government educational systems must follow rules and regulations of this Act. A fine of Rs.500, 000 and punishments would be imposed in case of violation.


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What do you think about this decision? Share with us in the comments bar below.

  • Great step but should be followed up not that impose it and after bo follow is taken so serious action should be taken if it is violated

  • A child having weight of 20 kgs .Weight of bag should be less than15 percent of weight Of the student means he can be loaded with 17 kgs of a bag of books on the student which is impossible and too heavy load for a poor young boy. What a logical act ?

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