Rawalpindi and Islamabad students facing problem in getting admission
Rawalpindi, Aug 27: Students - both male and female -- have been facing immense
difficulties in getting admissions in colleges. The situation is more complex
for boys due to a limited number of colleges for them in the twin cities of
Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Students, who had recently passed their
Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate
(HSSC) examinations, have been running from pillar to post to seek admissions in
Talking to us here on Friday, students, who had
applied in different academic institutions, criticised the government for its
failure in addressing the problem of admissions.
Musadiq said that he
had applied for admission at Asghar Mall College in science group. "Despite
getting good marks in the Secondary School Certificate Annual Examination 2007,
I had failed in getting admission there because of shortage of seats. The
situation is the same at Government Gordon College," he said.
Tayyab, who had applied for admission at Government College for Women, Satellite
Town, narrated a similar story.
Mohammad Mairaj, who had passed
Secondary School Certificate Annual Examination 2007 conducted by the Federal
Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE), said that he
could not get admission in any college of Islamabad. He had obtained 700
Afshan Khan of Islamabad, while narrating her efforts for getting
admission in an academic institution, burst into tears, saying that all her all
efforts failed. She wanted to get admission in Islamabad College for Girls,
The students interviewed, criticised the
government for not opening more colleges in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. They said
that their parents couldn't afford to pay heavy fees of private
Despite repeated calls, concerned officials in education
departments of Rawalpindi and Islamabad were not available for
However, the official spokesman of the education department in
Rawalpindi, when contacted,' said that due to non-availability of
land and funds there were no plans to open new colleges for boys and girls in
the city in the ongoing financial year.
An official in the Ministry of
Education, Islamabad, on condition of anonymity, said that
establishment of government colleges and schools requires funds in the annual
budget. He said that a small allocation has been made for this purpose in the
budget for the current year. Under these circumstances, no new college for boys
or girls could be set up, he added. The news