Sindh Assembly declares Sindhi teaching mandatory in private schools

Karachi (HRNW): The Sindh Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution declaring teaching of Sindhi language mandatory in private schools across the province. According to the details, Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) legislator Marui Rashdi tabled a private resolution in the house demanding of the provincial government to take concrete steps for implementation of the prerequisites given in the Form-B of the Sindh Educational Institutions (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2005. He demanded of the provincial government to ensure teaching of Sindhi in all private schools across the province.

Addressing the assembly’s session, Education Minister Sardar Shah said that teaching of Sindhi was mandatory in the rules. He said that the private schools, ‘elitist schools in particular’, were not following the rules and added that it was the time to make them follow the rules and regulation. The minister said “I will personally visit those schools which are not offering Sindhi to students and violating other rules and cancel their registration.” The minister said that it was mandatory for all private schools to include Sindhi in their syllabus and added, “We are slave to the superiority of English and this complex even makes us not learn our own languages properly.” Sardar Shah said that teaching in mother tongue was the best way to teach a child and added that they could be involved in multitasking and could learn many languages after they passed primary classes.

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