Karachi: One of Karachi’s most prestigious A-Level schools, The Lyceum School has decided to seek judicial aid in disputing the March 17th suspension of it’s registration by the Sindh Directorate of Inspection and Registration of Private Schools. According to various sources, The Directorate cited violations of Supreme Court orders and failure to comply with directives in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, as reasons. In a statement posted on their social media handles, The Lyceum has termed the timing of the suspension, which is right before the final CAIE examinations and at a time where applications of prospective students is at it’s peak, an “agenda”, “unfair” and “biased”.
The Perplexity: “I still haven’t given a thought [to] which school I will go [to] now because we have already paid a hefty amount in the name of registration fee,” said W* who enrolled at The Lyceum School for the batch of August 2021. ‘W’ applied to different high schools and got admitted to both the top A Levels schools in Karachi – Nixor College and The Lyceum. Given the latter’s well-structured system and its discipline, she preferred it over Nixor. The recent decision by the Directorate has left many prospective students like ‘W’ hanging completely.
The Other Side: In a statement released by The Lyceum on their social media handles, they claimed that all their responses to the Supreme Court were returned to them as “non-maintainable” and their license was suspended “unfairly” and through an “agenda”. The school expressed regret that one of the finest institutions the country has to offer is made to being put through unnecessary turmoil at a time when governments the world over are doing whatever they can to ease the lives of students during the pandemic. The Lyceum has vowed to take the matter to court.
This is a developing story.
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