‘Reopen schools or pay us rent and salaries’, KP Private Schools Association warns the government
Before this, Sindh Private Schools Action Committee also announced to reopen schools from the 15th of June in three phases.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Private Schools Association (PSA) has warned to protest against the provincial government if it doesn’t allow to start academic activities before mid-June.
During a meeting of private school owners and teachers at Garhi Habibullah, Mansehra, the Chairman of PSA Muhammad Naeem Awan said that the government should pay the basic expenses if they are going to keep educational intuitions shut. If not, they will launch an agitation by the 15th of June 2020.
”If the government wants to prolong the lockdown of schools and colleges in the province, then it should pay us buildings’ rents, teachers’ salaries, and exempt educational institutions of tax at least for one year, otherwise, we are going to launch an agitation by June 15. KP government has allowed businesses and shops to reopen under strict SOPs. It should do the same with schools and colleges’’, he said.
Awan assured to implement all the precautionary measures and SOPs to ensure the safety of the students and the staff during the pandemic.
Before this, Sindh Private Schools Action Committee also announced to reopen schools from the 15th of June in three phases, but the provincial government decided to keep them closed till September.
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