PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Education Minister Akbar Ayub Khan on Saturday said that private schools were only allowed to open to deal with their administrative matters.
“Parents should inform the government if they are pressurised to send their children to schools,” he said in his reaction over the opening of schools in Swat.
Khan added that only staff of the schools is allowed to come to school to discharge administrative matters, adding that strict action would be taken against those schools, found violating the orders of the government.
The minister said that the threat of coronavirus still persists and urged the private schools’ administration to cooperate with the government.
Earlier in the day, private schools were reopened after a closure of five months due to the coronavirus outbreak in Swat.
As per details, the management of private schools in Swat reopened their schools, but the attendance remained low. Parents dropped their children to schools.
It may be noted that last week, the provincial cabinet had endorsed the decisions of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) regarding the opening of schools from September 15.