Students of a school also perform duty of sweepers

SIALKOT: Instead of appointing school’s own sweepers the management of Govt. Girls Primary School Gull Bahaar Khurd-Sialkot has forced the innocent minor girl students to perform the duties of sweepers by cleaning the filths in and around the school premises. The innocent students have been doing this “forced” practice  for the last two and half years.

This entire situation is totally negating the high claims of the Punjab Government “Come and see, how we have been promoting the quality education”. School management claimed that this school is a child friendly school, but it is not.

The parents of the students said that the school management daily deputes several minor girl students on this “duty” for a day, as they have to keep the entire school building and its surrounding streets clean for the whole day. They added that this nasty practice is repeated every day with other school students turn by turn. The perturbed parents strongly criticized the school management and alleged that they had repeatedly brought this nasty situation to the school management, urging it to appoint the regular sweepers in the school, instead of making the innocent minor students as sweepers. They said that they send their girls/ daughters to school for getting education not for making them the sweepers.

They urged the Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Commissioner Gujranwala Division Khawaja Shamail Ahmed, DCO Nadeem Sarwar and EDO (Education) Muhammad Saleem Khan to look into the matter.

When contacted, the school management admitted  they were taking this forced duty from the girl students for the last two and half years , as the school has no its own sweeper since then.

The school management claimed that they had repeatedly brought this nasty situation into the notice of the high ups of the local education authorities but no recruitment or appointment of any regular sweeper has yet been made in this school.

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