PEIRA to register private schools, tuition and daycare centers


    The Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) has initiated a survey to check actual number of private schools, tuition and daycare centers situated in the federal capital.

    After knowing the actual number of the institutions, they would be registered, said PEIRA Chairman Hasnat Ahmad Qureshi on Sunday. In an exclusive talk with APP, he said as many as 1200 schools of the federal capital had already been registered in PEIRA, while the others would be registered within a month.

    He said the unregistered institutions would be considered as illegal and a legal action would also be taken against the institutions which did not get registered with PEIRA. The private schools, tuition and daycare centers, working in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) were bound to register themselves in PEIRA as they were in the jurisdiction of the authority, he added.

    For the survey, he said PEIRA had hired two employees on daily wages for three months while two had been taken from the FDE and they would be given transportation services for the purpose. It was pertinent to note that the process of registration fee of PEIRA for the primary, middle, metric, intermediate (O and A level) was different.

    The institutions which were charging high fees from students would be charged more registration fee, while those charging less fees from the students would be charged less, he added.