Govt schools in Karachi to remain closed as teachers protest

Matriculation exams may or may not be held on April 1


News Desk March 29, 2019
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Government schools across Karachi will remain closed till further notice after teachers protested on Friday and alleged police brutality after law enforcers dispersed them from the area surrounding the Karachi Press Club, reported Express News.

This decision left the fate of the upcoming matriculation examinations in the lurch. Parents and students are worried and do not know if the exams, scheduled for April 1, will take place or not.

The education secretary held the teachers responsible for the fiasco, and said that the teachers' protest is a conspiracy against upcoming exams.

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He also said that a summary of the teachers' demands have been sent to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and further action will only be taken after his approval.

It is pertinent to note that the matriculation examinations have already been delayed twice. Once the date was shifted from March 20 to March 25 due to Holi and then to April 1, owing to an Education Board protest.

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