A teacher in Karachi blackened her student’s face for speaking in Urdu. The child’s father took to his social media account as he called out the school for humiliating his son.
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Pointing out the board of ‘The Civilisation School’ situated in Karachi’s North Nazimabad neighbourhood, the father claimed that the teacher even made his son stand outside and provoked other kids to laugh at him.
“I even approached the administration manager, Sir Ali, and the principal. They straight away told me there’s nothing that can be done,” he added. The father says that he knows his kid is going to be expelled after this video goes viral, “I don’t care. I don’t want my son to study here anyway.”
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The Directorate of Private Schools took action in this respect by forming a five-member committee.
According to reports, the committee would go to the school and interview the principal, teachers, and parents of the impacted student. After the investigation is finished, a report will be delivered within three days.
Teachers are supposed to nourish their students. They help them in navigating through what they lack in. Whatever a child learns in his early period, stays with him for the rest of his life. In this case, one can only feel sorry for the kid who was subjected to such humiliation. Mind you, the punishment wasn’t for bad behaviour, it was for speaking his mother-language i.e. Urdu.
Students are always pushed to speak fluent English. Why? It is not even their first-language. While it is understandable that it is an important language one should be familiar with, this still doesn’t justify the obsession with a language which is basically a product of colonialism – the era of oppression.
Punishments like these leave an emotional scar on your mental health. The student is always going to remember how his classmates laughed at him. He is going to loathe himself for not being good enough, but that’s not true – it’s his teacher who wasn’t good enough.
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