Peshawar Residents Ask Govt To Withdraw Decision Of Closing 30 Girls’ Schools
PESHAWAR: Residents of the PK-8 constituency on Sunday asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government to withdraw its decision of closing down more than 30 girls’ schools in the area.
Former information minister and leader of Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) Asif Iqbal have warned to stage a protest demonstration if the government did not withdraw its decision until July 5.
Criticising the provincial government for its dual standards, Iqbal said that on one side, PTI has claimed of declaring education emergency in the province, while on the other side, closing educational institutions.
The government is issued notification of closing and merging 30 female schools of the PK-8 constituency in others schools under rationalisation policy, which will unfair, said Asif Iqbal.
Under rationalisation policy, any school having less than 50 students will be closed and that their students, both boys and girls, and teachers will be shifted to the nearest schools.