Scores of teachers of Government Boys Christian High School took out a rally in Daska as a protest against the alleged disgraceful attitude of the school’s headmaster towards the teachers and students’ parents.

The teachers were wearing black arm bandages and carrying banners and placards. They also chanted slogans against their school’s headmaster and its management.

The teachers refused to teach in the school till the transfer of the headmaster. They said that the headmaster’s “anti-education” policies had caused reduction of the number of students in the school to 1,200 from 2,000. Later, the protesters handed over a memorandum to the Daska administration for taking a stern action in this regard. The memorandum was signed by 33 teachers of the school. The teachers also demanded immediate transfer of Headmaster Mian Muhammad Sadiq, who had been posted at the school since 2007.

Talking to the newsmen at Daska, the teachers including Attaullah, Muhammad Ilyas, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Haneef, Riasat Ali, Ghulam Fareed, Shah Nawaz and Ejaz Ahmed Cheema said that the number of students had reduced to 1,200 from 2,000 during a few years due to alleged misbehaviour of the headmaster.

They said that the headmaster was politically influential as he had been transferred for several times but he got his transfer orders cancelled by using his contacts with local politicians. They added that the headmaster had also abolished the school’s science laboratory and directed the school teachers to hold ninth class classes in the abandoned laboratory, saying that there was no need of any science laboratory in this school.

The teachers said that the headmaster had forced the subject specialist teachers to teach irrelevant subjects to the students, in a bid to tease the subject specialists. They also pointed out that there was an M Phil in chemistry teacher but he was forced to teach other subjects.

The teachers refused to teach in the school till the transfer of the headmaster. When contacted, the headmaster denied the allegations.