Natural death of head clerk: All govt schools in Benazir’s hometown closed

NAUNDERO: Education of all the government boys and girls schools in this home taluka of slain PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto came to standstill because the head clerk, Abdul Jabbar Jarwar of the Sub-Divisional Education Officer (male), Ratodero, passed away (natural death) at a private hospital in Karachi on Friday morning.

All 350 boys and girls primary schools were closed by the respective head masters of these schools enabling their teachers to go to the house of the clerk to offer their condolences with the bereaved family on the demise though the Friday is a half-day working and they could have gone after offering Friday prayers.

It is also a fact that Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Naundero, was closed previously some time ago by the Principal, enabling his teachers to congratulate a teacher when he returned to his home town after performing Umrah. This is the state of affairs of education department in Sindh province, remarked Abdul Khalique Kertio, a noted social worker of Naundero.

He said that the government was trying its best to improve the standard of education but the attitude of the teachers and their immediate bosses was must to be changed first. He further said that closing all primary schools in respective taluka is not only unjust but it amounted to depriving thousands of little primary students of their basic right of education.

When SDEO (M) Ratodero, Akhtar Korejo, was contacted, he told Journalists that many schools were closed and some were also open where education was going on but it proved a white lie to save the skin of his subordinates as many schools were visited by a team of the journalists who found schools locked. Khalique Kertio has appealed to Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to look into the matter personally and not only save the education but also save the people of Sindh to be known as illiterate because of the highhandedness of teachers as primary education is fundamental for a children.

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