Rumours regarding ban on co-education fake: Punjab minister



2022-02-03 17:42:00

  • DPI Punjab says there was no situation of submitting an affidavit of “no co-education”. 
  • Earlier, it was broadly reported Punjab Increased Schooling Division (HED) had imposed a ban on “co-education” in personal faculties.
  • Sources within the HED and DPI Schools say that the 2010 guidelines did have the situation however it was not carried out in letter and spirit.

LAHORE: Following extreme criticism on social media, the Directorate of Public Instruction (DPI) (Schools) Punjab clarified on Thursday that there isn’t any such situation of submitting a “no co-education” affidavit for personal faculties to launch completely different tutorial programmes. 

Earlier, it was broadly reported that Punjab’s Increased Schooling Division (HED) had imposed a ban on “co-education” in personal faculties of the province and tips on this regard had additionally been revealed on its web site.

Nonetheless, there was no new notification in regards to the ban on co-education in personal faculties. However, a guidelines of DPI Schools, an hooked up division of the HED Punjab, had a clause underneath which personal faculties had been required to submit an affidavit of “no co-education” for registration to begin intermediate, affiliate diploma and postgraduate programmes. 

Sources within the HED and DPI Schools shared that the 2010 guidelines did have such a situation however it was not carried out in “letter and spirit”.

“Higher Education Department has not issued any notification about co-education in colleges. Please stop spreading fake news on media,” Punjab Increased Schooling Minister Raja Yassir Humayun Sarfraz mentioned in a tweet.

Speaking to The Information, DPI Schools Dr Ashiq Hussain mentioned that a contemporary guidelines has been ready to take away the confusion. 

He mentioned a notification had additionally been issued on this regard. He mentioned {that a} new up to date proforma was out there on the HED web site.

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