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Sameed Ahmed Farooqi
Karachi

Education is a blessing of God. Education is wealth which cannot be stolen but increases as it spreads. The Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) was in favour of education for man and woman both. Education is truly a wealth but Alas! City Karachi is now facing problems in providing this wealth to common man and below.
Due to increasing number of private schools, majority of the people have stopped sending their children to government schools which has led to the decrease in efficiency. Private schools do provide education and much more but there is catch to it; they provide it on a higher price making it difficult for the people to live. A common man may earn up to 50K in today’s era but these schools now ask for 5-10K which is burdening the parents. A low income person may find it difficult for his child to study due to lack of money. He might even dropout the child from school which could lead to the decrease in literacy rate, creating problems for the upcoming future.
Education has now become a business (some say it is now curse) which is sucking the heart and soul of parents in order to educate their children. I want to raise the voice of the common man so it can be heard by the higher authorities and government so they can find a solution on this difficult problem.

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