Coaching centre set up in govt school at Landhi
KARACHI, Feb 28(Dawn): Landhi Town has set a strange precedent of allowing a
public sector school to be used for a commercial venture.
centre is offering computer science and English language classes.
official in the CDGK education department when asked about allowing the school
to be used by a coaching centre said he had no knowledge about the matter or who
gave permission for the venture.
They said the law did not allow
commercial usage of a public school's premises or its property by an individual
or commercial organisation.
The Landhi town administration inaugurated a
coaching centre recently on the premises of N.A. Abbasi Govt. Boys Secondary
School, Landhi near Hanafia Alamgir Jama Masjid. A pamphlet distributed in the
area offers coaching class for students from matric to graduation including
English language of basic and advance and computer classes basic and advance
The facilities offered are computer labs, practical labs, and
other facilities available on the school premises. The pamphlet contains the
official emblem which has confused some students and their parents who presume
that it is a government's project.
According to details gathered by DAWN,
the Landhi administration sent a letter to the EDO Education seeking permission
to use the schoool's premises to impart computer and English language education
to poor students free of cost. The permission was granted.
A pamphlet was
published that says there is a Rs100 fee. The coaching centre operates from 3pm
Recently, more than 1,000 pupils studying in a school in Firdous
Colony, were dislodged in a hurry and the building handed over to an individual.
This individual then demolished the building.
"This is a joke with the landhi students .those already suffering due to many problems."
City, Country: karachi, Pakistan
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