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KARACHI: AKU allowed to set up education board

KARACHI, May 9: The federal government is learnt to have allowed Aga Khan University to establish its own board of intermediate and secondary education, first-ever in the private sector in the country.

The decision to allow such a board in the private sector was taken on the recommendations of an expert committee, constituted by Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, during his tenure as a federal minister. The committee comprises representatives of public sector boards of education and principals of various colleges.

Sources said that the public sector education boards opposed the proposal on various grounds. However, other members of the committee were of the view that the private sector be allowed to set up its own boards to encourage a spirit of competition.

As regards affiliation, the sources said any of the privately-managed educational institution as well as public sector institution, may get affiliation with it if they desire.-PPI