Educationist welcomes extension in schools holidays

KARACHI: Trustee Al-Mustafa Education Board and prominent industrialist Farhan Ashrafi has welcomed the extension of school holidays by the federal and Sindh governments till 15th July to save children from coronavirus epidemic.
Farhan Ashrafi expressed deep concern over the demand of private school owners to open the schools from 1st June 2020. He appealed to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah not to allow the reopening of schools until the corona epidemic was completely under control.
In his appeal, Farhan Ashrafi said that the parents would not accept any self-made suggestion of the private school owners to open schools against the decision of the Sindh government as the coronavirus epidemic a serious issue which should not be handled lightly.
He said the Sindh government should take notice and not allow to open schools till COVID-19 threat were averted. “Parents will not send their children to school until the dangers of coronavirus are eliminated. On the contrary, private school owners want the lives of innocent children at stake,” he added.
He said perhaps school owners are worried about making more money than the lives of innocent children, which is a great shame even at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has created a serious situation.
“When parents are not willing to send their children to school till COVID-19 threats are averted then why private school owners were imposing their decisions?” he asked.
Farhan Ashrafi appealed to chief minister to save innocent children from coronavirus epidemic and not allow the reopening of schools before July 15. He said the economic sacrifices and efforts of the Sindh government to control the coronavirus may likely be wasted.
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