The Education Department allowed the Al Ghazi Foundation on Friday to manage the Government Islamia High School in Bhati Gate area. Hundreds of students and their parents had staged a protest demonstration on Thursday demanding that the school, that had been run by the trust for several years, not be taken over by the government. A child was injured when police had tried to break the protest.
Schools Education Secretary Abdul Jabbar Shaheen and EDO Pervaiz Akhtar met with the trust’s administration. It was decided that the government would make foolproof security arrangements. Al Ghazi Foundation Trust head Chaudhry Arshad said the trust would continue to strive to run the school well.
Education Minister Rana Mashhood said no school administration could be allowed to urge students take to the streets.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2015.
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