Schools are to get educated but now they have become a thriving business. Private schools charge fee that has become difficult for the middle class and the lower middle class to afford and the government schools have very low standard. Parents have to compromise either on fee or the standard of education. It is the government’s duty to provide standard education but nothing has been done. Government schools are mostly run on shoe string budgets, with no labourtries, libraries and sub-standard teachers. They generally have no electricity or clean drinking water. If the government took some trouble, we could have better government schools and more children could be educated, making this into a better country.

USAMA KHATRI,

Karachi, May 23.