Lahore, 2nd May: To 30,000 private educational institutions which are in dire financial straits, the government is giving them loans in easy installments.
Chairman NCOC Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar and Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood fulfilled their promise of providing interest-free loans on easy terms.
These views were expressed by Raja Ilyas Kayani, President, All Pakistan Private Schools and Colleges Association, Punjab, while addressing the Iftar dinner hosted by Central Vice President, Rana Sohail Ahmed.
Divisional President, Rawalpindi, Irfan Muzaffar Kayani, General District Secretary Rawalpindi Iftikhar Mehmood Chaudhry, Israr Shah, Asad Kayani, Anis Iqbal, Imran Durrani, Umair Awan Chaudhry Yasir, Sir Shahid and others were also present.
Raja Elias said that poor policies and wrong strategies of the government are pushing the education sector to the brink of disaster.
The prolonged closure of educational institutions is increasing the number of out-of-school children. Millions of teachers are unemployed and crores are out of schools.
The government should take immediate and concrete steps to save the education sector from disaster. Strict measures should be taken to control the coronavirus. All sectors across the country should be closed and severely locked down.
He said that the coronavirus could not be controlled by closing down the educational institutions alone. It is a wrong decision of the government to immediately resume educational activities.
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