The Nationwide Schooling Council (NEC), which is a physique of personal college house owners, has criticized the federal government’s choice to shut faculties down for the third time in a single yr because of the scenario which has been termed as ‘the third wave’ of the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.
NEC Chairman, Nazar Hussain, addressed a press convention on the Peshawar Press Membership alongside different office-bearers and declared the choice as an anti-education measure.
He questioned the logic behind the closing of colleges when all the opposite sectors together with the banks, the judicial system, the bazaars, and the buying and selling facilities had been working with none Normal Working Procedures (SOPs).
Hussain quoted a well being professional saying that youngsters are safer from the coronavirus at faculties than they’re at dwelling or exterior, and added that the frequent closures will have an effect on their training, which is why he had termed the transfer as anti-education.
He urged the federal government to overview the “anti-people and anti-education choices”, and demanded training playing cards much like the well being playing cards.
It’s the constitutional responsibility of the federal government to offer free training to individuals, thus, the federal government ought to present training playing cards to the underprivileged like that of well being playing cards.
The NEC Chairman declared that the pandemic has destroyed the training sector and that 6,000 small personal faculties needed to be closed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a result of the federal government had not offered the colleges a bailout package deal.
He additional demanded the federal government to pay six months’ lease to the colleges functioning in rented buildings to avoid wasting them from closure.