Education Dept KP offers admission to displaced Sikh students in public schools

Thursday 07 2017 2 months ago 52   Peshawar   Print

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Report  Web Desk : PESHAWAR: The government of KP on Thursday taking notice of closure of a private school,” Rising Hope” where 300 students of minority community were enrolled, offered admissions to displaced students in government schools in the vicinity. The Elementary and Secondary Education Department (ESED) came to know that in Mohallah Jogan Shah here about 300 students predominantly belonging to the minority Sikh community had been displaced after closure of a private school due to a tenancy dispute between the school owner and the landlord. The ESED has about seven government schools in the area and one of which is at walking distance from the closed school, said the spokesman of ESED, adding that the department welcomes all students, including those from the Sikh and Hindu communities of KP to study in any of these government schools. The KP government will provide free education, as well as textbooks and uniform to all students, without any bias or discrimination, he said and added that the KP education department inculcates a strict no tolerance policy on religious discrimination in schools and imparts this philosophy to teachers during their induction training. He said the education department in the upcoming enrollment drive across the province would focus on inviting children from minority communities to integrate in mainstream schools and enjoy equal opportunity. 02