Private schools refuse to open schools on 15th September, request government to revise the decision
Based on the Coronavirus situation in the country, the NCOC will announce the ultimate verdict.
All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) is not satisfied with the government’s decision to open schools from the 15th of September. The APPSF insists that the educational institutes should be opened earlier than the set date.
The Federal Minister, Shafqat Mehmood, recently announced that all institutes could begin the educational process from mid-September.
The President of the APPSF, Kashif Mirza, reacted to the announcement by saying:
If the government does not allow the private education facilities across the country to open from the 15th of August, we will do it anyway. A legal cell has been set up to provide legal protection to owners opening institutions from the 15th of August. In the case of obstructions, the APPSF will march towards Islamabad.
Kashif Mirza further reasoned that 75 million students across the country are currently deprived of their constitutional rights due to the government’s rigidness. Following this, he said that schools should be opened too under Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) like other departments.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Federal Government decided the 15th of September as a tentative date to open schools, colleges, and universities across the country after taking all the provinces into confidence.
It should be noted that the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) were made the final decision authority in this regard. Based on the Coronavirus situation in the country, the NCOC will announce the ultimate verdict.
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