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.
- ‘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.
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.
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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