Students or peons?

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Rameez Ali Mahesar

Some view that a student is the capital of a nation. But what about a nation whose students in schools are not the students but peons? What about the school where there is no peon to keep the school clean?
In interior Sindh, there is a good deal of such schools where such a situation prevails. Such an example is Darbello, an ancient town of district Naushahro Feroze, where there is a Mahesar community spread over six villages; four of which have primary schools each. Ironically, in my 26 years life, I have ever seen a peon in any of the four schools. In these schools, students are forced to perform peons’ duties. Sometimes, I wonder whether they are students or peons. I request the authorities concerned with education to take a cursory look upon this and let the students be students.
—Darbello