A School By Okoemu Barnabas

I know a school
Where students are more than numbers
They don't like to read,
Always bribing to pass.

I know a school,
Where students are more than the classes and seats in them,
All they do, is pack in like load

I know a school,
Where they lack facilities,
And the government is dead,
The school authority is dead.

I know a school,
Where students pays higher
And gets less than little

I know a school,
Where there is a vast area of land
Yet, no classroom constructed.

I know a school,
Where lecturers fails students because they did not buy their textbooks

I know a school,
Where students are voiceless
And the students head in the hands of the school head.

I know a school,
Where the officials are cultist
Yet, they preach against it, before the students.

I know a school,
Where snakes becomes students room mate in the hostel

I know a school,
Where library lack books and research materials

I know a school,
Where students will come to class and lecturer will not come and will never give reason or reasons.

I know a school,
Where library is cut off from school

I know a school,
Where students cannot balance time
Where hour for lecture is for fellowship
Where venue for lectures becomes fellowship's.

I know a school,
Where all you have to do is buy and buy.
Where all you do is pay and pay.

I know a school,
Who admits more than she can care for

I know a school,
Where the welfare of students is no man's business.

That school,
Somewhere in the country.

by Okoemu Barnabas

Comments (2)

Schools are always supposed to give good education.
Most of the schools in Pakistan are like this. Education has been completely commercialized. May I add another stanza to this great poem: - I know a school where teachers are shamelessly saying, I can't teach you here at school but if you are interested in learning, Come to my coaching center in the pleasant evening.