I AM doing my master’s in International Relations and am studying in the second semester in the Political Science Department in GC University, Faisalabad. I am leaving my degree with a very heavy heart.
I am doing a job and studying at the same time, so I took admission in the evening classes to continue my study as well. I obtained a good GP, 3.77 out of 4, in the previous semester.
I stood second in my class but in this semester my attendance is 63 per cent in four subjects and so I am not allowed to appear in examinations.
I agree on the rules and regulations of the university, but there are some contradictions. The system of online attendance is good to some extent but our teachers give favour to their favourites. In my class I know so many students who are not even eligible for sitting in bachelor’s examinations, and their attendance is also very low. But they are appearing in examinations. On the other hand, students with good GP are out of examinations.
It is my request to make rules softer for those students who are struggling in doing jobs and acquiring knowledge as well.
The reason behind leaving the degree is that I cannot afford to pay the fee along with heavy fines which my university put on me for my short attendance. If they are taking fine, then why don’t they allow me to sit in examinations?
I am ready to pay fee with great difficulties as our institution is not giving any concessions to evening students. I feel very bad when I saw that merit-based students are unable to give examinations and students who do not even deserve to appear in examinations are being allowed.
I am greatly disappointed with this situation. I request the authorities concerned to do something for the future of students.
Where is the chief minister of Punjab who took stand for merit?
SEHRISH BUTT Faislabad