Protest Erupts as Government Schools Face Privatization and Pension Rules Change

protest erupts as government schools face privatization and pension rules change

The announcement of privatizing more than 1000 government schools and unexpected changes in pension rules by Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has stirred up unrest among government teachers from various cities. They are urging the government to reconsider its decision. In response, the Punjab Police carried out a significant crackdown on government employees, resulting in the arrest of over 100 individuals and the use of tear gas in some instances. Such actions risk further disrupting the already struggling education sector.

It’s crucial to note that this policy could provoke strong resentment among government teachers towards the government and may negatively impact the quality of education. Additionally, this hasty decision could deprive 40% of the state population, primarily the economically disadvantaged, of access to education as they cannot afford the high fees of private institutions.

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