The caretaker government of Sindh has announced lifting the ban on private educational institutions registration. The provincial government has also introduced a new set of rules with the aim to streamline the education sector and private schools in Sindh.
Earlier, the interim chief minister carried out a series of meetings that focused on education policies & structural improvements in educational institutions across Sindh. The official notification was issued by the Directorate of Inspection & Registration of Private Institutions. The notification followed the directives given by the school education & literacy department and stated key criteria for private school registration.
As per the new standards, a private school should have:
- A minimum plot area of 200 yards for pre-primary & elementary schools in suburbs.
- Plot area of minimum 400 yards in upmarket vicinity.
- The secondary or O-level school’s plot area should be of a minimum 400 yards.
- Plot area for secondary or O-level schools in upmarket should be
- 600 yards.
To ensure the quality and safety of education in private schools, the following measures are necessary:
- Science and computer laboratories
- Well-equipped libraries
- CCTV cameras
- Clean toilets
- Boundary walls
The Sindh School Education & Literacy Department also issued a separate notification that has granted greater authority to special secretary (schools). With the help of these authorities, the secretary can handle various cases related to primary & secondary schools, including employee retirements, leaves, and inter-departmental transfers.