Gov­ern­ment schools of Sindh

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - WASEEM KHAN

Ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem acts as one of the state pil­lars, thus con­tribut­ing in its progress and growth. The gov­ern­ment runs this sys­tem mainly as a back stage ac­tor. Gov­ern­ment schools in the other Prov­inces as com­pared to Sindh are far ahead in terms of cur­ricu­lum teach­ing skills and in­fra­struc­ture. Gov­ern­ment schools are pro­vid­ing qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion in Pun­jab and some other prov­inces but the Gov­ern­ment schools in Sindh are to­tally op­po­site to it. The poor and out­dated syl­labus, old and poor ed­u­ca­tional in­fra­struc­ture, in­com­pe­tent, un­trained and po­lit­i­cally re­cruited teach­ers, the de­plorable con­di­tion of the build­ings, the ghost teach­ers and the ghost schools are some of the main fac­tors lead­ing to this state of af­fairs. Gov­ern­ment of Sindh does not seem to be in­ter­ested to pa­tro­n­ise and im­prove this sec­tor. All the fac­tors re­ferred to above cou­pled with in­dif­fer­ence of the Pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment, are con­tribut­ing in the sheer fall of the ed­u­ca­tion stan­dard, lit­er­acy rate and en­light­en­ment of the so­ci­ety. Stu­dents feel shame to study in the gov­ern­ment schools, nor do the par­ents like to en­rol their chil­dren in gov­ern­ment schools. I urge the Fed­eral gov­ern­ment, Sindh gov­ern­ment, NGOs to get in­volved in this is­sue and come up with good and prac­ti­cal so­lu­tions, so that the qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion reaches the doorsteps of the poor peo­ple and leads the coun­try to­wards a pro­gres­sive and de­vel­oped Pak­istan. —Via email

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