While addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club, the Students Parents Welfare Association Chairman Nadeem Mirza said that the educational institutions should not be reopened until vaccination of students, teachers and staffers is completed.
He said that the concerned authorities should lodge FIRs against those school owners who open schools against the government announcement of school closure. Rejecting the reduced syllabuses and exams for elective subjects, Mirza said that owing to the disruption of education this year the students enrolled in first to twelfth classes should be year be promoted to next classes without exams.
The leaders of the association demanded the Sindh government for inclusion of parents’ representatives in the steering committee of the Sindh Education and Literacy Department. Also, a parents’ council should be formed in every educational institution.
They said that there is a need for a committee to revive education in the province. The owners of private schools don’t take the government rules seriously. Under the Freeship rules, they should provide free education to 10 percent of students out of total enrollment.
They asked the provincial government for announcing a package of at least 100 billion for the rehabilitation of children’s education and rehabilitation of small schools in budget 2021-22. However, the public have the right to know that how last year’s education budget of Rs 260 billion was spent.