CHARSADDA, 16 November: All the private schools of Charsadda were closed on Tuesday in protest against conducting the fifth class exams through the education board and imposition of tax by the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA).

The Private Schools Association also held a protest demonstration against the Private Schools Regulatory Authority Bill at Farooq Azam Chowk and a rally was also held from Muslim College to Farooq Azam Chowk. A large number of the association members and other people participated in the protest.

The representatives of private schools in Karak also held protest against the Kohat education board for taking assessment test from the fifth class students.

Haji Abdul Jaleel, president of the association said they are protesting against the board exam.

“Good marks should be given to the students of private schools as are given to the government schools. The results of even a very weak private school are better than government schools,” he said.

Kohat Education Board Chairman Abdur Raqeeb said the government is striving to provide similar education to all the children. He said the assessment exam is being conducted to assess teaching methods and performance of the government and private schools.

“It is a step of the government towards uniform education course in the government and private educational institutions. The government wants to provide equal quality education to every child,” he told TNN.