TIMERGARA – Private sector educational institutions in Lower Dir on Wednesday staged protest demonstration against the provincial government’s decision of ‘Board Assessment Examination’ for grade 5the students and the expected action by the board against those institutions failed to arrange examination for their students.
The protesters were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the provincial government’s decision of the Board Assessment Examination.
Later, speaking at a news conference at Timergara press club senior vice president Private Education Network (PEN) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amjad Ali, president PEN Lower Dir Abdul Wadood and other office bearers Gul Islam Khan, Sajjad Hayat, Akhtar Gul, Fazal Rabi and others alleged that the provincial government had been bent upon vanishing private educational institutions on the pretext of board assessment examination but they said all the private educational institutions were united and they would strongly resist any such decision that caused harm to the sacred private sector educational institutions. They termed the board assessment examination as wastage of time which they maintained would cause a huge loss to the provincial exchequer besides increasing the burden of work on boards.
“The government should conduct assessment examination on targeted institutions if it wanted a real assessment”, they said and demanded of the government to shun step motherly attitude with private educational institutions as these had been playing a key role in promoting quality education.
They alleged that deliberately, the students of private educational institutions were kept deprived of ‘Stoori da Pakhtunkhwa’ scholarship, talent scholarship and prime minister’s lap top scheme to make the public lost its confidence in private educational institutions but they said the public had acknowledged the role of these institutions for the bright future of the students. They warned to move the court in case any action was taken against private educational institutions.