The week long winter holidays nationwide ended as the new year started. Country wide classes commenced on from 2nd January, but the attendance were reported to be quite low.
The intense cold wave have surrounded the nation and that is why students have not been that regular to the schools.
Seeing this, Karachi Private School Federation is looking to seek more winter holidays for the students.
All Private Schools Management Association in Karachi has called upon the Sindh government to extend the winter holidays, but yet the final decision has yet not came up.
Earlier the Government of Sindh has announced the schedule of winter vacations and as per the notification, all the school and colleges of the province were asked to remain closed from December 22 to December 31.
The government official further told that all the college and school in the province will be strictly obliging the announcement made by the government and in order to cope with the one not following the instruction will be handled according to the law.
All Pakistan Private School Federation and Pakistan Education Council has announced two day strike in Private Schools situated in Lahore city. Following this private schools will remain close on 8 and 9 March.
Furthermore, sources also told that all the A-category schools in Punjab’s capital city will remain close due to the amended education Bill.
The private school owners are of the point that the orders of Punjab Government will lay more financial burden on private school owners.
Earlier,President All Pakistan Private School Federation Kashif Mirza met with Education Minister Rana Mashood in a high-level meeting. Raza along with delegation of Private Schools Federation explained about the concerns of Private School owners.
It should be known that, Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Amendment Bill was passed by the Punjab Assembly on February 26.
The bill was decried by the private school authorities as they said that this will be a barrier for private schools in promoting and regulating the education in the province.
According to the sources, the real point of conflict between government and Private school association is that the amendment bill passed at Punjab Assembly restrains private schools from increasing fees without any prior notice or permission from the government authority.
On the other hand it is being told that private schools association wants to make 7 percent increase in their fee, which is not getting proposal from government.
Following all this, Kashif Mirza has called off for the A-category private schools in Lahore.