LAHORE - The Punjab government has imposed the Education Emergency Ordinance in the province on an immediate basis.
Under the ordinance it is mandatory for parents to ensure that children between the ages of 5-16 receive an education. If the name of a student is removed from the school record, the head of that school can be imprisoned for six months or fined Rs50,000.
Modern schools in the province will also have to admit 10 per cent poor and needy children.
Published in The Nation newspaper on 15-May-2014