Article 25-A obliges the state to provide ‘free’ and ‘compulsory’ education to all children of the age between five and 16 years. The All Pakistan Private Schools Federation also rejected the Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Bill (Amended) 2015. Article 25-A declares that it is the State’s responsibility to provide “free and compulsory education to all children from the ages of 5-16 years”. On the other hand if we see the last decade, only in Punjab from 63000 public schools we went to 51000 public schools and the same situation prevails in the other provinces. After December 2014, private schools have exponentially increased their expenditure on the provision of security– a fundamental responsibility of the state.
Source: Pakistan Today April 17, 2019 19:52 UTC