Sindh warns private schools of strict action over corporal punishment
The Directorate of Inspection and Registration of Private Institutions Sindh (DIRPIS) has warned the principals and administrators of private schools of strict action if incidents of corporal punishment reported from any educational institution.
In a circular issued to the principals and administrators of private schools, Additional Director (AD) Rafia Javed said that, “in many private schools, children are suffering from physical and mental problems due to various reasons like non-payment of fees, conflicts between parents and management etc.”
She wrote that the students were placed in various forms of isolation, made to stand for hours, removed from class, made to sit on the floor, given corporal punishment and generally treated harshly.
Rafia added that, “apart from this, their parents are also insulted and threatened to expel their children from the school, which are inhuman acts and not acceptable in any case.”
The Additional Director said that the management of such schools are strictly directed to refrain from such activities in future, all such matters should be resolved amicably. “Children/students are the asset of the nation so, they should be treated kindly rather than harshly,” Rafia stressed.