Physical punishment banned in schools
KARACHI – Sindh Education Minister Dr Hamida Khuhro has directed the concerned officials to ban physical punishment and use of cane or stick in schools by teachers.
An announcement to this effect was made in an official statement in Karachi On August 27.
It said that the minister took cognisance of various complaints by people.
Dr Hamida further directed to ban meetings of teachers’ associations during school hours, and also prohibited use of mobile phones in classrooms.
She said that directives to this effect should be circulated to all Executive District Officers (EDOs) for immediate implementation and also to ensure discipline and system of vigilance in educational institutions.
The minister also took notice of the delay in submission of report on the case of girl student Saima Abro of Sukkur and asked Secretary, Education, to personally visit Sukkur, investigate the matter, and submit report.
She also took notice of a news with regard to alleged torture of a student of class VII by a teacher in Government Higher Secondary School Naudero, District Larkana, to pressurise the student to take tuition.
Khuhro directed EDO Education Larkana to inquire into the matter and submit report immediately. She also directed all EDOs to ensure vigilance system in schools so that such incidents do not occur in future.
Source: Business Recorder