”Education for all” not more than an enchanting slogan

By our correspondent

SHIKARPUR Apr 21: Sindh government has initiated enrollment campaign for year 2017-18, to enroll their children in government schools and claiming to provide every facility in each school and Sindh government has declared an emergency in Education department while Sindh government has spent billions of rupees to improve education despite of that hundreds of schools are lying closed in Sindh while according to a report which was shared with Deputy Commissioner Shikarpur, on 7th January of this year, which revealed that 268 primary schools are lying closed in Shikarpur, which are 88 in Garhi Yasin, 63 in Khanpur, 37 in Lakhi Ghulam Shah and 80 are lying closed in Shikarpur tehsil.
In 2010, during super flood many school buildings destroyed, the building of primary school village Ranjho Jagirani is one of them which were situated at tehsil Khanpur, after passage of seven years no any development work has been seen there by concerned officials therefore school building has turned a rest place for donkeys.
A local NGO has been running primary school for long in a hut and the children of the village are getting education in this hot weather in a hut whereas no any other facility including toilet for male and female students and cold water were seen there.
When contacted, Taluka Education Officer [TEO] Khanpur Rabnawaz Bhayo, he confirmed that building has been destroyed since 2010 and a local NGO has been running primary school since long, he concluded.
Nisar Ahmed Dayo, the supervisor of primary schools, told this scribe that after every six months or every year, education department summons data of schools and in every report we used to mention dilapidated and poor condition of the school while we have built an 18×18 class room at village by utilizing School Management Fund [SMC] and the children are getting education in same room.
Nisar Ahmed Dayo, also confirmed that the school was running by a local NGO for long and no one government teacher was posted there.
Mr Zameer Ahmed Abro, District Education Officer [Primary], Shikarpur, Talking to this scribe said that I summons report regarding school while I don’t have information about such school because TEO has enough information about their tehsil.
The villagers of the village Ranjho Jagirani demanded of the high-ups to take notice of the issue and play their part to construct a primary school building so that the children of the villager could get education in proper manner and proper place for larger interests of the villagers.