Education and democracy

Published: June 17, 2015

THATTA: The performance of our politicians in our feudal-dominated democracy, especially in Sindh, seems to be quite abysmal. Can there be light without the sun and can there be fragrance without a rose? No. Then, how can there be true democracy without education? Did democracy come to Europe before education? No, democracy and education are directly proportional to one another.

Let’s put history aside for a moment and forget all the past tragedies to analyse the PPP’s governing phase between 2008 and 2015. The mountain of crises bestowed upon the people aside, the tragedy is that the education system, instead of improving, has become worse with time. Resultantly, democracy in Sindh has also not evolved in the manner it should have. The PPP has time and again failed to meet expectations of the people but the diehard supporters of the party keep voting it into power in the province again and again. With fake promises and slogans, the people of Sindh have been fooled.

I would like to make an appeal to all primary school teachers of Sindh: please, go to school and do your duty with honesty.

And, to the government of Sindh, have pity on Sindh, and kindly work for the betterment of education. Let us evolve.

Zuhaib Ahmed Pirzada

Published in The Express Tribune, June 17th,  2015.

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