The decision to extend the reopening of schools until July 15th by the federal government has been rejected by the private school associations. Private schools association say that it will be similar to the ‘economic murder’ of school owners.
All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) President, Kashif Mirza has given the statement that they will not accept this decision just hours after the announcement by the federal government.
As per Mirza, 90% of the private schools are using rented buildings and owners are bound to pay salaries to teachers and other staff.
“Around 50% of schools would be shut down permanently and one million people would lose their jobs if educational institutes remained closed until July 15.”
Also he said that the students will not be able to cope up with the educational losses if the lockdown is extended.
Mirza has urged the government to devise SOPs for schools and open them from June 1st across the country. He has given the warning that APPSF will open schools under their own SOPs if the government is unable to do it.
Mirza, was also against the decision by the federation of canceling the board exams. He said that there will be many inadequacies that will come into effect when this decision will be implemented.
Federal Education Minister, Shafqat Mehmood earlier made the announcement that the students will get promoted to the next classes on the basis of their performance in previous classes.