A number of private schools in Karachi have agreed to include Sindhi in their O Level curriculum, according to the directives of the Sindh government.
This includes the Orchard Grammar School, The City School, PECHS Girls’ School and Hazrat Shah Jahangir Academy.
They agreed to introduce Sindhi language from grade three in the Cambridge System from the new academic session. The schools sent notifications in April to the Sindh Education and Literacy Department about their decision.
The schools also asked for syllabus of the basic language from the department.
“Sindhi is a compulsory language in all schools,” Education Minister Sardar Shah said during the Sindh Assembly session. However, some “elitist schools” are not following the law, and this step is being taken to make them adhere to the law.
Teaching Sindhi as a language was made compulsory for all schools as specified in Sindh Private Educational Institutions Regulation & Control Rules 2005.