Dr Murad Raas, Punjab Education Minister said, only seven days have been given to private schools of Punjab to provide fresh fee vouchers according to the conditions provided by District Register Authority (DRAs), Local media reports.
Addressing a press conference at the DGPR office Thursday, he further said in case any school failed to comply with the orders its registration would be cancelled. “The next step would be sealing the campuses,” he warned. He also said all those private schools which fail to get registered with the government would be shut down across the province.
Unregistered private schools had been issued letters with a timeframe to get registered after which all unregistered schools would be shut down by the government, he added. He said the parents could visit offices of the District Education Authorities (DEAs) daily for one hour (3 pm to 4 pm) for a redress of their complaints, adding they were requested to first register their complaints on online at Complaint Management System (CMS) of the School Education Department. He said the government had implemented Supreme Court’s earlier orders about private schools viz-a-viz fee and this time too the top court’s orders would be implemented.