Sindh University Bill 2018: The Final Nail in The Coffin Of Tertiary Education In Pakistan

source: Khybernews

Sindh University Bill and it’s consequnces:

Educational standard in Pakistan isn’t hidden from any of us. And if we talk about the standard of education in Sindh, then situations are pretty alarming and saddening.

According to the official Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey 2012-13, half of the population of children in Sindh are out of school at the age when primary schooling is compulsory.

Statistics regarding enrollment of students in secondary education are even more drastic.

Currently, the matter of concern isn’t the number of enrolled students but the standard of education:

We don’t really need statistics to prove the degrading standard of education being provided in the government schools and colleges of Sindh. The only educational sectors, which is governmental, but is still capable of providing up-to-the-mark education are the government universities. Sindh Universities like University of Karachi, NED University, DOW Medical University and more. But guess what, the gloomy days for these university’s students aren’t so far.

The ruling party in Sindh aims to conquer standard of education of universities through Sindh University Bill:

You might have heard about the Sindh university Bill in news channel and how opposition parties walked out of the parliament without accepting the bill.
But do you know, the real sufferers, the university students’, are marching and protesting against this controversial bill along with their teachers.

What is the Sindh University Bill and How is affecting the standard of education?

Before I pen down the cons of this controversial bill, here’s the expected news from the parliament.
Without batting an eye on opposition parties’ walk out and protest, the ruling party managed to pass the Sindh University Bill in the parliament, due to its numeric strength last month.

Sindh universities and Institutes law Amendment Bill 2018- gives power to CM Sindh to rule over 24 universities of Sindh. And by all the powers, I mean all of it! From admission policies to education policies, all will be handled by the CM house.

It is safe to say that educational standard of universities is in the same hands that have control of the primary educational sectors of Sindh. And we should expect the similar outcome of this, which is frightening.

By Maira Feroz

A journalism student who's studying the native form of journalism but is performing it in the digital way.