Students at school in Jhang compelled to share place with donkeys

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Students at school in Jhang compelled to share place with donkeys

JHANG: In yet another tragedy which screams of the government apathy to knowledge, in the absence of furniture about 200 students at a public school have been compelled to gain education in the similar compound where the donkeys have been placed.

The 123-year-old Government Model Primary School Bhamb was developed in the year of 1892. It contained a single room then.

While the strength of students over the years has increased to 275, there is just 1 room in the complex, and no furniture.

Students are compelled to seek a shade under some trees in the school playground where all the classes are conducted.

“They study out in the open in all types of climate, come rain or sun,” stated the school teacher.

The school has no boundary wall as well. And so the households of the village also utilize the spacious playground as an area where they tie their animals, mostly donkeys.

During the class time, a grazing donkey disturbs students, who whimper and smile, as the teacher shoos it away.

Students also complain that the donkeys are very stinky and few are even scared of them.

It is been a year since the Pakistani government has failed its millennium development target of assuring 100% primary education for its kids.

After the approval of article 25-a in the constitution free and necessary education for every kid, between the age of 5 and 16, became a fundamental right.

Recent reports recommend that 24 million kids in the country of Pakistan are out of school. Those who go to school have low learning levels and suffer because of the deficiency of basic school facilities: boundary walls, toilets, and drinking water.

 

 

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