Govt funding sought for private schools

KARACHI: Government funds allocated for education should also be given to some private schools, said chairman All Private Schools Management Association Sindh chapter Syed Khalid Shah, addressing a press conference in Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Wednesday.

Shah said that private schools are catering 70 percent needs of education and government only 30 percent, but in terms of budgetary allocation to education, funds of World Band and other international institutes were spent on only the government schools.

He said that Sindh Education Foundation was formed for financial support to low-fee charging private schools but it now runs their own schools and has stopped the funding of private schools.

He demanded to exempt from taxes and duties the low-fee charging private schools, besides facilitating them in getting loans from banks. He said efforts should be taken so that these low-fee charging schools. He said his association registers only those private school that charge fee up to Rs3000 per month. He said the schools that charge fee more than Rs3000 per month are not low-fee charging schools.