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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING TRANSGENDER STUDENTS BY SCHOOL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PUNJAB

Government of the Punjab, School Education Department, Section Officer (ACAD) issued a letter vide No.SO(A-I)2-15/2004(P-I) dated 08.08.2018 regarding Special Instructions Regarding Transgender Students:-


Detail of Letter:-

In order to recognize / protect the rights of transgender children in Pakistan under the Transgender Persons [Protection of Rights] Act, 2018 (Act No. XIII of 2018), it is advised that the following instructions be observed by the School Administration while dealing with Transgender Children: - 

i- They must be treated on equal basis and in the Column of gender their real status (Transgender) may be mentioned at the time of admission. 

ii- During Annual Enrollment & Retention Campaign, equal importance may be given for Boys, Girls and Transgender in order to achieve 100 % Enrollment & Retention targets. 

I am, therefore, to request you to ensure implementation of the above directions / instruction in letter and spirit in all Government and Private Education Instructions in Punjab. 

This may be treated on Top Priority.