Pindi students struggling for admissions to colleges
Students go through red tape ahead of admissions
Rawalpindi, Aug 21: As top achievers in Punjab's educational arena are enjoying
high-profile receptions at summer resorts in addition to financial benefits,
thousands of average students are struggling against bureaucratic tactics at the
offices of educational boards in their quest for admissions to colleges.
One of the major shortcomings in the government's admission policy is
the verification of mark sheets from the same board which had issued the
document. Without this verification, the procedure of admission to colleges is
not completed and in case of delay the student loses his/her seat.
student has to pay a fee of Rs320 for verification of a mark sheet. The Board of
Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Rawalpindi, offers a 'One Window
Operation' but on ground it has several "windows."
Without knocking on
every one of these windows, a student is unable to complete the procedure.
A BISE official, when contacted, admitted there was no reason for
verification by students themselves, and said it should have been the
responsibility of colleges to verify mark sheets without creating hindrances for
It has now become a custom that public has to pay the
government for any service it requires.
Besides the self-issued mark
sheets, the educational boards charge at least Rs500 for verifying a migration
Mohammad Farooq, who runs his business on Adiala Road, had
to close his shop for two days to get verified the mark sheet of his son from
the board office. Losing business, he had to race against time by spending one
day in locating the relevant office of the board and depositing fee in the
prescribed bank for verification, and the other to get the document verified.
The BISE official said the board had too much on its plate when its IT
staff was busy in tabulating the records of examinations. After intermediate and
secondary examination results, Class-IX result is due shortly due to which it is
not possible to issue verifications of result cards in just one day.
Punjab government's move to honour position holders is no doubt a step in the
right direction, generating a sense of competition among students and
recognition of the talent that exists in this country, but Punjab Chief Minister
Shahbaz Sharif and his minister for education should also look into the
bureaucratic "highhandedness" of the board officials. Dawn
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College managements get rough with admission-seekers
Rawalpindi: The applicants and their parents have appealed to the concerned quarters of
Punjab as well as federal government to take notice of the rough and rude
attitude of the administrations of private and government colleges over the
They accused them of misbehaving with people
approaching them for admissions of their sons in the first year class. They also
alleged that under the cover of high merit they were promoting nepotism by
manipulating admission to their blue-eyed boys.
Officer (DEO) Colleges Ulfat Mehmood Janjua said more and more government
colleges should be established for providing quality education to the students.
"Private institutions are fleecing the people and also misbehaving with them.
The Education Department would not tolerate favouritism and misbehaviour with
the public," he said.
Coordinator Chief Minister Task Force in Education
Department Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam said that getting admission in colleges is
the basic right of every student, but unfortunately they are facing humiliation
in the process. He said that he has written about the situation to Punjab Chief
Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif that people are facing humiliation from the
management of colleges," he added.
Parents complained that
government should formulate a policy that every student should get admission.
They said that students are wandering here and there knocking at the doors of
different colleges for admission.
Muhammad Ramzan Abbasi, father of a
student waiting for a college principal, said that he was trying to meet the
principal but he has not been able to see him so far. The news
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