Punjab Govt Schools Privatization Handover to PEF

Latest news about Punjab Govt schools privatization handover to PEF. Punjab Govt is going to Private the Institution in Punjab in first Phase 20% (5000) Primary schools in Punjab and from September 2016 30% of Primary School and other 50% will be handed over to PEF to the Next year.

Privatization of Govt Schools in Punjab Handover to PEF. Punjab Education Foundation was built up as an autonomous statutory body under the 1991 Law of the Punjab Instruction Foundation to empower and advance non-business/non-benefit instructive establishment. From that point forward, it has made some amazing progress, orchestrate meriting kids in their doorstep free quality training. Punjab Education Foundation was Punjab Education Foundation Act – XII2004 Adjustment, specifically, to empower and bolster in giving instruction to poor people, through open private organizations, the endeavors of the private segment.

In latest news that Punjab Govt teachers held a protest rally here on Saturday against the privatization of government schools in district Layyah. Punjab Teachers Union Central President Ghulam Mohiudden while addressing the protestors questioned that as to why the government does privatize organisations, showing poor performance like DCO Office, and prisons department.

He attempted to draw a comparison that the teachers having master degrees have been appointed in scale 9 while clerks of other departments having only matriculation have hired in BPS 14 or above grade which is not only unfair “but is an insult to teaching profession.”

“If demands of the teachers are not met, they will be constrained to expand their protest and will stage a sit-in in front of the Punjab Assembly, Lahore,” he threatened. The teachers rally started from Family Park and marched up to District Press Club. A large number of teachers participated in the rally. Punjab Govt Schools Privatization to PEF for Free Education in All Punjab

Punjab Govt Schools Privatization Handover to PEF..

They were holding banners, placards, and were chanted slogans against the provincial and federal governments. The teachers demanded that the government should withdraw the decision regarding the proposed privatisation of government schools.Addressing the participants, Punjab Teachers Union District President Malik Bashir Kanveera said that the teachers are the most respectable members of society who play a crucial role in nation-building by educating and grooming new generation.

“But the government and society treat the teachers as second class citizens,” he pointed out. On the other hand, Executive District Officer (EDO) Education Tahira Shafique claimed that she did not give any order for closure schools, adding that headmasters of government schools might have gave orders for closure of schools which is not in her knowledge.

PTU protests against govt’s ‘anti-edu’ move.

The Punjab Teacher’s Union staged a protest in front of Press Club Bahawalpur against the decision of handing over the government schools to the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF).Hundreds of male and female teachers were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the decision.Punjab Teacher’s Union District President Jaam Sadiq Jhallan said that the government step was anti-education; it wants to commercialise the schools by privatising the samw as a result of which doors of education will be closed to the poor.

He said that teachers will oppose the step and completely boycott the process. He demanded that District Education Authority should be dissolved, PST, EST and SST posts of teachers should be upgraded. District Secretary General Ghulam Ali Cheema said that government’s “anti-teachers” policy will not be accepted; government is forcing the builders of the nation to take to the streets.

District Additional General Secretary Khalil Khan said, “We will become a strong wall against the government’s policies and will not let it butcher the teachers at the hands of PEF. The Punjab Teachers Union will completely boycott teaching if the decision was not withdrawn.

Imtiaz Ahmed Abbasi, while addressing the protestors, said the government should not hand over the selected 5000 schools to Punjab Education Foundation. He added that some 277 Punjab Govt schools had been selected in Rawalpindi. “I warn the government to change its plan; otherwise we will boycott the upcoming primary examination,” he said.

He said the government would first hand over the schools to the PEF that would further hand over them to NGOs or individuals. He alleged that the PEF had been receiving foreign funding to destroy educational system in the province.

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