The caretaker government in Sindh made a big move by announcing the relaxation of the restriction on the registration of private educational institutions and introducing essential changes to the education system.
After a series of meetings on education policy and structural changes for educational institutions in the province, chaired by the interim chief minister, the decision was made.
In accordance with the Department of School Education & literacy’s instructions, Rafia Javed’s Directorate of Inspection & Registration of Private Institutions published an official notice. The announcement states that a number of important requirements have been created for registering private schools.
Notably, pre-primary and elementary schools in suburban regions are required to have a minimum plot area of 200 yards, whereas affluent neighborhoods demand 400 yards. Secondary or O-level schools must also meet strict room criteria and have a minimum plot size of 400 yards, or 600 yards in upscale neighborhoods.
The announcement also emphasizes the value of amenities like science and computer labs, well-stocked libraries, CCTV cameras, spotless restrooms, and boundary walls. These steps are intended to guarantee the integrity and security of private school instruction.
Additionally, the Sindh School Education & Literacy Department has given the special secretary (schools) more jurisdiction to deal with a variety of matters involving primary and secondary schools in a separate announcement. This covers choices made up to the BS-20 level regarding employee retirements, leaves, interdepartmental transfers, and more.