District Education Authority (DEA) in Lahore has reversed its previous decision and allowed 8,000 private schools in Lahore to engage in extra-curricular activities without seeking prior permission
According to reports, two weeks ago, DEA Lahore had issued a notification, forbidding private schools from conducting any extra-curricular activities without its prior approval.
Extra-curricular activities play a crucial role in a student’s overall development. They provide opportunities for students to explore their interests and passions, develop new skills, and build relationships with their peers.
These activities also help students to learn teamwork, communication, and leadership skills, all of which are valuable for their future careers. Extra-curricular activities are an essential part of a student’s education and should be encouraged and supported by schools and parents.
Furthermore, participating in extra-curricular activities can also boost a student’s confidence and self-esteem, as well as provide a sense of accomplishment and pride in their achievements.
Additionally, extra-curricular activities can also serve as a form of stress relief, allowing students to step away from the demands of academic life and engage in activities they enjoy.
Did anyone from your paper approached Education Department to get clarification, on what grounds they issued this order.
Usually schools charge to parents for these activities, maybe some parents have complained to Education Department.
Don’t think that would have been an issue. If they didn’t want schools to charge for extracurriculars, they’d have issued a mandate that additional charges cannot be levied. Asking to be given authority to verify each activity seems like they just wanted control over what activities students are allowed to participate in.