Punjab Govt closes down 5,700 schools

5,700 schools shut across Punjab due to inadequate funding, low attendance being used as an excuse for the closure.

Express November 04, 2010

PUNJAB: The Punjab Government shut down a mammoth 5,700 schools after labeling them ‘dysfunctional’.

Sources say the government had decided to close the schools due to inadequate funds required for their running.

It is believed that low attendance in schools is being used as an excuse for the closure.

The step has substantially affected those belonging to lower economic classes, as most of the families will have to curb spending on essentials in order to send their children to the more expensive private schools.

Punjab Teachers Union has staged a protest outside Vehari Press Club and has demanded that Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif establish a commission to review the education policy.


Mubarik | 11 years ago | Reply What a wonderful news, this closure will make Taliban very very very happy. Taliban will not need to blow up schools rather they will send their representatives to Punjab government and give a list of schools to be closed. This process will enhance the country's ability to implement Islami Nazam as illiterate are easily led.
Atif | 11 years ago | Reply Another example of bad bad governance in Punjab. They cannot run schools, actually they dont want people to study and get educated. Because if people will get education then who will select them again.
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