St Paul's Urdu High School

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St Paul's Urdu High School
Address
Iqbal Shaheed Road
Karachi, Sindh
Pakistan
Information
Type Private high school
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established Approximately 1960 (57 years ago) (1960)
Administration Catholic Board of Education
Gender Boys
Age 4 to 16
Medium of language Urdu
Affiliations Board of Secondary Education, Karachi

St Paul's Urdu High School is a Pakistani Catholic boys' school located on Iqbal Shaheed Road, Karachi, Sindh. The medium of instruction is the Urdu language (i.e., the entire curriculum is taught in Urdu except for the subjects English and Sindhi language).

History[edit]

Fr Egidio Trindade was the first principal of the school.

Nationalization[edit]

Fifty-four Christian schools and colleges were nationalized in 1972 by then-Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. After nationalization, academic standards dropped, discipline hardly existed and the school's infrastructure deteriorated.

Denationalization[edit]

In 1987, a government directive gave provincial governments the freedom to denationalize schools.

The Sindh government denationalized twenty-one educational institutions on January 1, 1990, including Saint Paul's. In 1990, Cardinal Joseph Cordeiro of Karachi appealed to the archdiocese's Catholic community to help rebuild a school recently returned to the church after 17 years of government ownership.

The cardinal invited parishes to help raise Saint Paul's Urdu High School "like a phoenix from the ashes" of nationalization. The most difficult part of reconstruction, was "to re-instill Christian values of life and education in the pupils and staff", requiring the cooperation of "the whole diocese". [1]

Campus[edit]

St Paul's Urdu High School shares the campus with St Paul's English High School.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [dead link] [1]. Union of Catholic Asian News. February 13, 1990.