On visit to schools, finding physical conditions in poor shape and hygiene can fill one with anger. But when one sees how the children have become so conditioned to acting against their own best interests and instead are serving the interests of others – in fact they are serving the interests of the very people who are responsible for the poor state of their schools – then one becomes very depressed and despairing indeed.
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Is it not bad enough that the children have to put up with unhygienic toilets, holes in roofs and dirty classrooms, but why do they have to protect those who are responsible for this state of affairs – to the extent of turning against one of their own? Who has terrorized them so much? The teachers? In fact the teachers should unite with students to complain about their dirty classrooms. Why don’t they? Whose interests are the teachers serving? Are they terrorized too? Of whom? Why are they sacred to speak the truth? This subservient mentality, when will it go? We will rain blow on each other, we may even kill each other but we will fear to offend ‘the masters’. If this is the mind-set that the next generation is learning in our schools – will we ever be independent? Will things ever change?