I WOULD like to highlight the mushrooming pre-schools and montessories in Karachi. It has become a business that some of these institutions have adopted, charging enormous fees from desperate parents aiming to get admissions in regular schools.

Some of these pre-schools admit toddlers about the age of eight months in their so-called mother-children programme. Moreover, in their quest to make more money, some of these pre-schools neglect the kind of education they are imparting.

The teachers are often young girls untrained to handle young children. As a result, the children suffer at the hands of these teachers.

I would like to request parents to raise their voice against the commercial pre-schools that are exploiting them and their children.

I would also like to request all schools to reconsider and relax their criteria of accepting only two-year-olds or younger children who have attended a pre-school before coming to their school for admission to nursery or prep classes.

SUMAIRA KARIM
Karachi

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tahera
September 1, 2013 4:00 pm

Sign of the times. We built this society and we have to face it.

Solution A: how about you and other people who have the same issue with these exploitative institutions, get together and start up an ethical school of your own.

Agha Ata
September 1, 2013 8:14 pm

I agree with Sumaira one hundred percent, and hope that there is someone up there, who has read this article and would do something.

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