Teacher, Terrific or Terrifying?

McDonald’s and many schools across the city celebrated Teacher’s Day a few weeks back.


This particular poster at McDonald’s made me think if the majority of children in our schools see their teacher as an intimate guide, a humble being or they still fear them due to their horrifying torture tool called the ‘Maula Buksh’. Are today’s teachers terrific or just the same old terrifying monsters?

Here, I’m not talking about a handful of private schools, rather, I’m asking about hundreds of government run schools where majority of schoolchildren go.

The pinching question: ‘Can we earn more respect for our teachers and develop a better educational system only by making them strict, stick-bearing fellows?’

4 Comments so far

  1. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2007 @ 1:57 pm

    No we cannot. But strickness is needed sometimes and somtimes not, it is essential for psychological developement of a child.

  2. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2007 @ 2:01 pm


  3. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2007 @ 12:08 am

    Does strictness has to come with beating young children who may fear returning to school as is the case in 80% drop-out rate before matric in rural schools…?

  4. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2007 @ 12:42 am

    Absolutely not. This is a wrong practice, see extremism in anything is not a good idea in any case, but there is this concept of reward and punishment during learning and it should be of course in moderation. Punishment could be of any type from beating to ordering not to wear your fav. shirt in your whole life. The teachers there in rural areas do not have better choice than using Mola Bakhsh to rule.

    If we gather facts we ll come to know that its not only mola bakhsh who is responsible for this rate of drop outs, which is a sad state of affairs. Still there are many volunteers, who are working for quality education in rural areas.

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