'Schools to open on Aug 9'
Karachi, July 20: Secretary Education Sindh, Subhago Khan Jatoi disclosed on
Thursday that all the private and public schools throughout the province would
open on August 9 and a summary in this connection has already been sent to the
Sindh Chief Minister.
The decision has been was taken to celebrate the
Independence Day on August 14 in schools.
The day has not been
celebrated for the past two years in schools as the academic session was changed
by the incumbent Education Minister Hamida Khuro, which started on August 15,
after summer vacations.
While exercising his powers, the Secretary
Education, sent a summary to the Chief Minister Sindh Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim, who
also holds the portfolio of School Education. The summary was approved without
For a long time, the issue of opening schools before August 14,
remained a topic of debate but could not be implemented. When this correspondent
asked the Secretary Education that whether the orders pertaining to opening
schools on August 9 would be implemented at all the schools as there were some
schools which do not follow the trend, he responded in the affirmative saying
that nobody was above the law and any institution that violated the orders would
face action . He said that registration of all such schools would be
It was also learnt through reliable sources that summer
vacations would be shortened to two months, as compared to previous years, when
schools were closed during summer vacations for two-and-a-half months. Also when
asked whether the decision was taken for this year only, the Secretary replied
that a meeting would be held between the stakeholders and the competent
authorities. The issue would be settled once and for all to avoid any confusion
that prevailed among students and school administrations.
It is pertinent
to note that All Private School Management Association and Private School
Association held a series of meetings with the Secretary and other authorities
regarding summer vacations as it not only affected the Independence Day
celebrations, but it also had severe repercussions on studies as well. The news
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|Updated: 14 Oct, 2014|