Closure of 30,000 colleges in Cantt to have an effect on four million college students: APPSF warns

LAHORE: The closure of colleges within the cantonment areas throughout Pakistan will end in an upsurge of out-of-school youngsters in addition to wastage of one other educational yr following the pandemic scenario, President All Pakistan Personal Colleges Federation (APPSF) Kashif Mirza warned on Monday.

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In 2018, the Supreme Courtroom (SC) had given its verdict in a case pertaining to business actions within the residential areas of cantonment boards throughout the nation.

The apex courtroom had ordered to place an finish to business actions in cantonment areas following which the homeowners of round 30,000 personal colleges got a ultimate warning to close down the academic establishments by the tip of this yr.

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In its assertion, the APPSF official famous that round four million college students have been enrolled in additional than 30,000 personal colleges in 42 cantonment boards throughout the nation.

Other than this, Mirza added that the personal colleges have been a supply of employment for round 0.four million individuals as instructing and non-teaching workers.

The APPSF official highlighted that just about 2,600 personal colleges can be affected solely within the cantonment space of Lahore not to mention different cities.

Highlighting the plight of the personal academic sector, Mirza mentioned that greater than 10,000 personal colleges had already been shut down and 0.7 million educators had misplaced their jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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There was not sufficient house to relocate the plethora of colleges from cantonment areas, he added.

APPSF additionally urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and Chief of Military Workers (COAS) Common Qamar Javed Bajwa to evaluate the choice.

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