Schools not fulfilling criteria, rules will be closed

PESHAWAR: Deputy Commissioner Dir lower Sarmad Saleem Akram has said that private educational institutions were playing pivotal role in promotion of education and those schools not fulfilling the criteria and rules and regulations would be closed.

This he said while chairing a meeting with a delegation of private school association held at Timergara the other day.

Abdul Wadood, president of the union, principals of the schools and DEO Dr. Mohammad Hafiz Ibrahim and officials of the BISE Malakand were also present on the occasion.

DC said in clear terms that all the private educational institutes should complete their short comings and fulfill the criteria including provision of at least Rs. 15000/- salary to the teachers, appropriate buildings, security and transport facilities to the students. He also underlined the need for proper measures for free education to the poor and orphan students.

Sarmad Saleem also informed that paintings and calligraphy contest would soon be arranged for the students of government and private schools to explore their hidden capabilities. He appreciated the positive role of private schools in increasing the literacy rate.

He asked the teachers to come forward for polishing the new generation so that they could shoulder the future responsibilities with full devotion and dedication. He also assured full support for solving their genuine problems.