No system to enforce summer vacations at private schools
ISLAMABAD, June 14(The Nation) - Private schools are not observing summer vacations in spite
of extremely hot weather as the government has no system to enforce its decision
in this regard except the recently set up Regulatory Authority which has not
been fully functional.
About six children fall unconscious at AIMS Education
System F-6/4 on Tuesday and principal while seeing the situation announced
summer vacations. Classes are held from 7:30am to 7:20pm in which students also
rote Quran by heart there in the evening.
Parents complained that they charge
heavy fees from the students but facilities are not up to the mark. There is no
air condition in the classes except principal's office. Fee of junior section is
3500 where as they also don't give public holidays to the students.
vacations have been given to students but not for those who are learning Quran.
The Principal of the school, Almas, while contacted said we want to
announce vacations but the parents of the children don't want them to be
"System of these children from others is different because they are
also taught Quran. They study 12 hours a day so they cannot be compared with
other children. Still we will give vacations of 12 to 20 days from Saturday,"
said the principal of AIMS Educational System.
Commodore Shamshad, Chairman
Federal Board and Regulatory Authority, said we don't have complete data of
private schools, as all the private schools have not got registration with the
authority yet. Earlier, there was no system to control the private educational
institutions so it was up to them to announce summer holidays whenever they
He said it's in the whole country, private schools even don't listen
to the EDO's and kept open schools during the scorching summer. "Now an
authority has been established to observe one system in the city. Regulatory
Authority will enforce its policies and schedule from the next educational year,
which will start from 15 August," said he.
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