Regulatory body for coaching centres to be formed
Karachi, Sep 7: A proposal to form a regulatory body for mushroom growth of
coaching centres will be forwarded to the federal education department and
concerned authorities, informed sources said.
The proposal, it
is said, will be sent to the federal secretary and minister education, who will
be asked to adopt a policy system and the constitution of a body which will
monitor the working of these centres.
In this connection, it was learnt
that a meeting of the officials of the education department was held to work out
policy planning. Under this, all coaching centres functioning in the city will
It was also suggested that education officials, chairman
education boards and director colleges be consulted for adopting better modes
and mechanism to curb this growing menace that was being promoted by certain
mafias who wanted to commercialise education as well.
The body, it is
said, will also keep an eye on the centres. It was learnt that many such centres
have acquired a 'no objection' certificate for setting up the institute by
concerned authorities. Sources said that these tuition centres have been opened
by professors and teachers who were absent from class and forced their students
to come to these centres for tuitions. The body will also ask the principals of
the colleges to submit reports to the respective director colleges and schools
about the performance of their teachers - whether they are giving classes or on
It is common for teachers and professors to stay away from the
educational institutions and concentrate on private tuition centres to mint
money. Furthermore, it was said that criteria should be set for opening the
tuition centre. If any centre failed to fulfil the set norms, it would be
disqualified, and a penalty would be imposed.
This trend of tuition
centres, the source said, has caused the standard of education to deteriorate
and is a burden on parents given the exorbitant fee that is charged here. Thus,
the body will also monitor the fee structure of tuition centres
said that the concerned officials of the education department would be consulted
and suggestions on how to make education more viable so that students do not go
to tuition centres will be given.
In this connection, the government will
also be asked to enhance payment of teachers and only capable teachers will be
appointed. Furthermore, student unions, which are controlled by their respective
political parties, should be monitored to avoid any mismanagement, the source
said. The news
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