MoU signed between private schools, education authority

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An MoU has been signed between Private Schools and Chief Executive officers of the District Education Authority of Sargodha to provide completely free education to children for at least 10 years with free books and uniform.

The newly appointed Commissioner Sargodha Marryam Khan evaluated the status of enrolment and drop out ratio at schools across Sargodha Division. The officer aimed at contributing towards provision of free of cost and quality education to the children through a whole of government and society approach. She observed that improvement in the subject field through collaboration with various stakeholders’ particularly private schools association. Accordingly, the officer initiated a pilot project was undertaken at Bhakkar for admitting underprivileged and out of school children at Private Schools.

An MoU was entered between Private Schools and Chief Executive officers of the District Education Authority. The agreement provides for provision of completely free education to children for at least 10 years, free books andzhe class.

The second step was institutionalization of the project to ensure continuity. Three tier committees have been notified at Tehil, District and Divsional level under the AC, DC & Commissioner. The Committees include representation from the District Education Authorities, Private School Associations and also the parents of the children.