KARACHI - The owners of private schools have once again put the education department to rout with the help of Sindh Senior Minister for Education and Literacy Pir Mazharul Haq by making the government notification, concerning the abolition of the registration of 55 private schools, ineffective. These schools were found violating the decision of the Education Department Steering Committee to observe winter vacations from December 22 to 31, 2008; that is why the Directorate of Private Institutions, Sindh had cancelled their registration. After having a meeting with the delegation, comprising of the administration members of these schools at his office the other day, the education minister directed the Director Private Institutions, Sindh, Mansoob Siddiqui, to take back the decision of abandoning the registration of such schools, thus challenging the writ of the government. The influential and financially strong owners of such schools have once again exposed the authority-standing of Sindh Education Department. They are used to challenge the writ of the government by challenging the rules and regulations of the authorities concerned. Talking to The Nation Educationist and provincial leader of Sindh Professors' Lecturers' Association (SPLA), Prof Iftikhar Azmi, said that the minister's decision would help in controlling such uncontrolled capitalists of private schools to keep their business as per their desires. "Such type of government had undermined primary and secondary education in the province by their base less decision." "Such education-opponents have misused millions of dollars on account of primary and secondary education. The involvement of mammoth money in the private schools sector reveals that the majority of such schools and schools' organisations are working only with an objective to mint money on account of education," he added. It is pertinent to mention here that nearly 3,000 to 4,000 unregistered private schools are working in the City regardless of the rules and regulations, set by the government.