“Teachers are the educators and not the protectors,” said a teacher. A teacher is considered to be the builder of any nation and in most societies the profession is regarded the noble and teachers are provided the best ever facilities they need.
But in Pakistan, just after the APS massacre the provincial government has allowed the schoolteachers and other staff members to keep weapons for their security in the schools. This decision may have some positive sides but it has many negative impacts on the disciples intellectually, mentally and psychologically.
A school is considered to be a place where one learns humanity, humbleness, politeness and teacher is considered to be the role model for the students. If the teachers start taking weapons to this respectable place then it will ruin the minds of the students themselves. They feel insecure and automatically it brings a bad image of school into their mind. Instead of equipping the teachers with weapons the governments should take some practical steps by looking the ground realities.
The government should introduce the modernized security system not only in educational institutes but also in other public places. If the government can invest a gigantic amount on metro bus and other infrastructure developments then why not they take serious measures in this regards as well. We need to have certain measures to stop any other incident like APS. Our political leaders should at least not bring some seriousness in their efforts to make the lives of common masses secure.
Educational institute should not be polluted with these weapons as it is a place where we are nourishing our next generation who are the futures of our beloved country Pakistan. We should make them able to learn and make them familiar and strengthen their affiliation stronger with books. According my personal point of view, this decision is wrong and I think it will strengthen and make the agenda of the terrorist stronger. What we are facing today is the impact of that Kalashnikov culture which was promoted by the politician of that time. This nation cannot bear it anymore.