Sindh lifts ban on private school registration
By News Desk
September 19, 2023 06:05 PM
The Sindh Education Department has announced the lifting of the ban on the registration of private educational institutions in the province, the 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Tuesday.
This move comes with stringent regulations aimed at ensuring high-quality education standards and proper infrastructure.
Ms Rafia Javed Mallah, the Additional Director of Inspection and Registration of Private Institutions of Sindh said the department introduced a set of rigorous criteria for the registration of private schools, which includes specific requirements regarding the minimum area for school buildings.
She elaborated that the minimum plot area for pre-primary and elementary school has been decided by the education department. She continued that a minimum plot area of 200 yards is mandatory in suburban areas while at least 400 yards of piece of land is required for posh areas of the city. “The building should have at least ten RCC rooms.”
Likewise, 400 yards of land is necessary for erecting secondary and O-level schools in suburban areas and 600 yards of land has been made mandatory in posh areas for the construction of a private school.
Mallah also emphasized that schools seeking registration must have a minimum of 15 rooms in the building, an approved building map, and essential facilities such as equipment, science and computer labs, a well-stocked library, a canteen, clean drinking water, hygienic washrooms, CCTV cameras, and boundary walls. Importantly, these regulations are not exclusive to new schools; existing registered schools are also obligated to comply with the new standards.
Reporter: Syed Zubair Rashid