PNS demands handing over of education matters to one ministry

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The Private Schools Network (PSN) on Monday demanded the assigning of all matters on local education sector to one ministry for better management.

PSN Central President Dr Afzal Babur told media in front of National Press Club’ that Islamabad’s educational system was in danger of collapse due to the overlapping of responsibilities of the relevant ministries.

Currently, the city’s education affairs are overseen by the Capital Administration and Development Division, the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, and the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination.

Dr Afzal said he and other stakeholders had repeatedly demanded of the government to entrust all matters on the capital city’s education both in the public and private sectors to one ministry to end the overlapping of responsibilities and confusion, to no avail. He said the situation had adversely affected the local education system and was giving rise to fears about the system’s collapse.