NAUNDERO: The owners of the plot forcibly locked up Government Primary School No. 3 in Garibabad locality of the town, asking teachers and students to teach and study in other schools.
On the intervention of the local police, it was made functional on Wednesday. Ali Mohammad Bhutto and Shahnawaz Bhutto, owners of the plot, claimed while talking to media that they donated the plot 15-years ago on the condition that they will be given jobs, which was accepted by the then education department bosses in Larkana but despite passage of so many years they have been continuously denied of their right.
They said that former education director kept us on false promises, while the present government had appointed so many people in the education department who are nearand dear to the political persons, ignoring merit but they have been regularly deprived of what they committed years ago. They said that they knocked the doors of the Sindh High Court which also issued directions to the director education, Larkana, but he even did not obey the orders of the court, hence finding no way they had no other option but to lock up the school to force the rulers to give them jobs in return of plot.
Over 200 boys and girls are enrolled in this primary school. School head master, Shahnawaz Mahar, lodged a report against the owners at Naundero police station which intervened quickly and the school was allowed to function.
Abdul Rahman Supro, termed the action of the owners while as illiterate, adding that the action of the owners was against the orders of the the. He said that teachers or students could not provide jobs and locking school wouldrender the students illiterate, which would never be tolerated at any cost.
Supro further said that they had informed the higher education authorities in Larkana about this ligering issue. Deputy District Officer, Anees-ur-Rahman Jalbani, visited the school today and said that the locking action of the plot owners is illegal.