Plight of schools: Students wait hours for school to open at Charar village

Plight of schools: Students wait hours for school to open at Charar village
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Junaid Dar

Charar-I-Sharief: Resident of Saraf Khud village in Charar-i-Sharief have expressed resentment over the “lethargic approach” of teachers at the local government school and accuse the teachers of not performing their duties sincerely.
Kashmir Reader found the school Government Primary School in Saraf-Khud shut at 11 am on Saturday with some students and teachers waiting for someone to open the school. A teacher who held the keys reported to school at 11.30am and was retorted angrily when asked about the reason for opening the school late.
Parents of students say students are getting the desired education,
“My son is studying in the school from last three years and hasn’t learn basic mathematical counting from 10 onwards. A teachers profession is a noble one but it seems that some incompetent teachers are destroying the future of the nation,” one of the parents said.
“I am laborer and can’t bear the expenses of my children in private school but due to irresponsible approach of teachers I have made a plan to enroll my ward in a private school by taking credit from the person I am working for,” he added.
The school is operated from a rented single storey house which lacks all basic facilities like lavatory and playground. Fifteen students are enrolled in the school run by three teachers.
A teacher wishing not to be named said that these things have become a daily routine at government schools.
In charge ZEO Charar I Sharief, when informed about the incident, summoned the teacher to the office for explanation.
“I will look into the matter as it is our responsibility to give best education facility to the students and such incidents will not be repeated in future” ZEO said.

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