Education

Start of educational year from September opposed

ISLAMABAD: National Education Council (NEC) has opposed start of new educational year from September and warned that the public and private sector will not accept it. Addressing a press conference at Rawalpindi-Islamabad Press Club Camp Office here on Monday, Chairman NEC Prof Taj Muhammad Karim said that the new educational year from September would prove host of problems and difficulties for private educational institutions.

He was accompanied by Secretary (Punjab) Waqas Ahmed Khan, Deputy Chairman Sindh Syed Khalid Shah, Depty Chairman (NWFP) Nazar Hussain, Deputy Chairman (AJK) Kh Abdul Hanan and Deputy Chairman (Balochistan) Syed Agha Gul Bukhari.

He said that the start of classes from September could not be implemented for public and private sectors. He said that NEC had opposed the proposal to start new educational year from September in 2006. Prof Taj requested the federal and provincial education ministers that it would be much better to conduct the examinations in March and start the new educational year from April.-SANA

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