Private schools reopen: Cadet colleges without NOC
Private schools reopen after twin blasts
Lahore: Almost all the private schools, which remained close after recent
twin bomb blasts in the City, reopened on Monday.
A large number of
private schools of the City had announced holidays after the blasts, which
killed some students also. The parents were reluctant to send their children to
schools in the wake of poor law and order situation. Most of the private schools
reopened on Monday while a routine attendance was reported except in some
schools situated near The Mall. Additional security arrangements were also seen
outside some of the elite private schools.
However, the Sacred Heart
Cathedral High School, situated on Temple Road near the destroyed FIA building,
would reportedly reopen on March 25. It was learnt that the school was reopened
for one hour on Monday to return school bags and other stationery items to
parents of the students who had left them in the school on the tragic day.
Action likely against cadet colleges without NOC
Lahore: The Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) would meet today
(Tuesday) to take a decision on a resolution to cancel affiliation of private
schools/colleges using the word "cadet" without obtaining an NOC from the GHQ.
TheInter Board Committee of Chairmen meeting
scheduled to be held today in Sukkur would also deliberate on other proposals,
including a proposal to allow private students to appear in matriculation and
intermediate science group examinations, a proposal to attest asnads
(certificates) of Shahadat-ul-Saanviat-ul-Aama, Shahadat-ul-Khasa
Kashaf-ul-Darjaat or equivalent after passing certain subjects.
the Armed Forces Board for Higher Education, GHQ, proposed that all boards of
intermediate and secondary education in the country be requested to make it
mandatory for institutes to provide a no-objection certificate from GHQ to use
the word "cadet" college in the name of their institute. The IBCC took up the
matter several times and again on March 29, 2007 when it decided that all such
institutes would be given a grace period of one year, expiring on March 31,
Sources said the IBCC had received several complaints that some
private schools and colleges were using the word "cadet" without permission from
the GHQ. They said it had now been proposed that all boards cancel affiliation
of such schools/colleges if they do not obtain an NOC from the GHQ until March
The meeting would also deliberate on whether to allow private
students to appear in matriculation and intermediate science group examinations.
At present, only class-10 private students are allowed to appear in
practical-related practical groups while class-nine students and intermediate
level private students are not allowed to avail this opportunity. Sources said
the proposal was likely to be rejected as no other province had allowed private
candidates such a facility.
The meeting would also deliberate on the
issue of attestation of certificates issued by recognised seminaries of the
The IBCC issues equivalence certificates to those who hold
certificates such as Shahadat-ul-Saanviat-ul-Aama, Shahadat-ul-Khasa,
Kashaf-ul-Darjaat etc and pass compulsory subjects of matriculation and
intermediate scheme of studies.
It has been proposed that the attestation
of these certificates might be disallowed until students pass certain subjects
as attestation might lead to the conclusion that these certificates were
equivalent to matriculation or intermediate.
When contacted, IBCC
Secretary Muhammad Ramzan Achakzai said the decision to cancel affiliation of
private schools/colleges using the word "cadet" without an NOC from the GHQ was
likely as the grace period was soon to end. The News
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