Seal schools violating orders: PM Nawaz

Published: October 1, 2015
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: 

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday directed the authorities to seal schools not complying with the orders of reducing or reimbursing the raise in their fees.

Taking a strong notice of the situation, the premier directed the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority to address the grievances of parents. The PEIRA has constituted a Grievance Cell.

Parents can register their complaints on the phone numbers: 051-9101743 (landline), 0300-8758839 (cellphone)
and 051-9101800 (fax). Complaints can also be emailed to: javed_peira@hotmail.com

Earlier, the government announced that there would be no rise in private school fees in Islamabad this year.

Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Balighur Rehman addressed a press conference on Tuesday along with MNA Tariq Fazal Chaudhary following an announcement by the Prime Minister’s Office on Friday night that government would check arbitrary increases in fees by private schools.

Though Rehman claimed that a “comprehensive” policy would be devised to regulate private schools, he did not say why the Private Educational Institutes Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) had been headless since 2013. Instead, he announced that a joint secretary would be appointed to make the authority functional.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 1st, 2015.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Jalbani Baloch
    Oct 1, 2015 - 12:48PM

    Writ of the Government must be enforced at all costs. Those schools, which do not follow the government orders must be closed and penalized for such violation. Recommend

  • Ali
    Oct 1, 2015 - 2:30PM

    Why not create a Private Schools Regulatory Authority (PSRA)?Recommend

  • A-No.1
    Oct 1, 2015 - 2:55PM

    ” he announced that a joint secretary would be appointed to make the authority functional.”

    More jobs for their cronies.Recommend

  • Hafeez
    Oct 1, 2015 - 3:49PM

    Will someone please ask the PM, that why is the whole Government machine so worried about issues faced by less than 0.5 percent of the population? Any serious thought given to the public sector schools, catering for more than 99% of the population, where more than 30 percent of the schools are single teacher and many without class rooms, let alone the absurd quality of education?Recommend

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