The issue to reopen educational institutions in Sindh has once again fell victim to dispute as All Private Schools Management Association (APSMA) and other such bodies are on different stand which had earlier collectively rejected the extension in vacations announced by the provincial government.
The Sindh government has cancelled the notification of the Sindh Secretary Education Fazlullah Pechuho to open the institutions on 3rd August as the chief minister’s spokesperson has stated that the institutions will open on August 11.
The spokesperson also said that legal action would be taken against those who would violate the orders and they may be awarded a punishment for six months. On the other hand, the Rabta committee and private schools management had opposed the CM’s notification. A statement issued by the APSMA said the districts which were not hit by recent flash floods and torrential monsoon rains would resume education in private schools by August 3 as scheduled. It said that they were ready to go to jails but they would stick to their decisions. The govt should not make this issue controversial rather it should assist the students and educational institutions for promoting the cause of education, it further added.
Parents and students are confused and worried as new announcements are made every other day whereas the government and private institutions are not seen to be coming on one page.
It is pertinent to add that Mir Hazar Khan Bajrani has been given the portfolio of Sindh’s education minister but till date he has not assumed his office, thus leaving the issue of opening of schools to further controversies.
KU ANNOUNCES ADMISSION LIST
Director Admissions of KU Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi has notified that the admission list of successful candidates in evening masters/ diploma admission 2015-2016 has been announced.
Students may submit their fees from 3rd August to 10th August, 2015, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Council Room, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Karachi. Those students who are not satisfied with the admission list may get and submit the claim form from UBL Campus Branch with fees of Rupees 500 from 3rd August to 7th August, 2015. List of valid claims would be announced on 10th August, 2015, while the classes would commence from 13th August, 2015.