KARACHI: The All Sindh Private Schools and Colleges Association Chairman Haider Ali has termed the prolonged closure of educational institutes and the financial crisis being suffered by education boards in Sindh as irreparable loss that is continuing for the second consecutive academic year.
In a statement Ali has demanded the Prime Minister Imran Khan, NCOC, the federal and provincial education ministers to allow the educators so that they could complete the ongoing session year and exams schedules. It was very unfortunate that despite the acknowledgments and promises made by the PM and the education ministers, no concrete steps have been taken for the betterment of the education sector for the last 14 months
Around 90 percent of parents and educational institutions don’t have the facilities required for online classes. The future of more than 50 million students is at risk. Due to the Covid-19 situation and closure of school schools, thousands of students have left the schools. Hundreds of schools have been shut down forever. As a result, child-labor and out-of-school children would be increased in the coming months.
The statement further read that now the PM and other concerned authorities who considering education as a matter of life and death of the nation, have to take immediate practical steps according to the ground realities. “We are ready to implement SOPs as the government wants. However, the concerned authorities have to come forward for opening the schools and save the future of millions of students” said Ali.