Draft Bill of Right to Education Act Modified- Only 5% of the original 10% of private school students to receive free education.
Defending the chief minister’s decision, education department consultant Aftab Inayat said that the CM did not reject the proposal but asked to modify the mandatory clause of free education – bringing down the percentage of underprivileged students from 10 to five percent. Those private schools that would receive grant-in-aid from the provincial government, the chief minister suggested that 15 to 20 percent of the total students should be given free education, she told The Express Tribune.
For the 16,000 private schools across Sindh that form 40 percent of the education sector, this may be a respite. These schools are already bound by their registration agreement with the provincial education department’s directorate of private institutions to provide free education to 10 percent of their students.