Cen­tral School vs. “Un-Cen­tral” School: At­ten­tion Dis­crim­i­na­tion

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While ex­ces­sive at­ten­tion is given to Cen­tral schools, at­ten­tion is des­per­ately scarce for “Un-Cen­tral” schools. This is not good for the fu­ture of our chil­dren and our Na­tion. We hear in­ci­dents that some stu­dents in Cen­tral schools (e.g. Pu­nakha Cen­tral School) sent their quilts, blan­kets and mat­tress back home re­luc­tantly be­cause the Gov­ern­ment of the day pro­vides “ev­ery­thing” for them free even when they do not need them. Sadly, we also hear in­ci­dents that some stu­dents in “Un-Cen­tral” schools (e.g. Rangtse Pri­mary School) are beg­ging for their quilts, blan­kets and mat­tress from else­where to fight through cold win­ter as the Gov­ern­ment of the day pro­vides “noth­ing” for them for free even when they des­per­ately need them. This is a case of mis­placed pri­or­ity, wrong al­lo­ca­tion of our coun­try’s scarce re­sources and at­ten­tion dis­crim­i­na­tion. Druk Nyam­rup Tshogpa, while ap­pre­ci­at­ing what the Gov­ern­ment is do­ing to build Cen­tral schools for bet­ter fu­ture of most stu­dents, would like to urge to give pri­or­ity at­ten­tion to the needy stu­dents in “UnCen­tral” schools with UR­GENCY be­fore the harsh win­ter sets in.

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