The National Education Council (NEC) has asked the provincial government to stop ‘discriminatory’ policy towards the private education sector.
Addressing a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Monday, Nazar Hussain, the NEC chairman, said the government was forcing private educational institutions to submit affidavit about salaries of teachers, saying it was tantamount to harassing the management of the private educational institutions.
He said provision of free education to children was the responsibility of the government, but it had failed in fulfilling its constitutional obligation.
He said the private education sector had shared half of the burden of the government by extending quality education to children.
Flanked by leaders of a private school chain and all private schools association, the NEC chairman said private educational institutions were contributing to enhancing literacy rate as children of judges, lawyers, ministers, bureaucrats and even teachers were studying in the private sector.
The students and their parents have no confidence in the government run educational institutions, he insisted.
Mr Hussain threatened to move the apex court if the government did not stop its ‘discriminatory’ policy towards the private education sector.
Bureau. NEC flays govt’s ‘discriminatory’ policy. Dawn, May 9, 2017.