Selection of KMU's senate resented
PESHAWAR, July 12: Senior faculty members of the Khyber Medical College
(KMC) have expressed resentment over the nomination of the senate members of the
newly established Khyber Medical University (KMU).
"We have campaigned
for the upgradation of the KMC to the university level for two decades. Now, our
demand has been accepted but the teachers of the KMC, Khyber College of
Dentistry (KCD) and Ayub Medical College (AMC) whose struggle was instrumental
in achieving this objective have been ignored," said senior teachers of the
"A few days ago, the government announced the names of 11 members of
the senate without consulting us," said a senior member of the KMC teachers
association. According to him, there were some people in the newly appointed
senate who did not have anything to do with medical education.
selection of a TV artiste and an MPA of the ruling MMA as the senate members has
really disappointed us," he said.
Some doctors who have been made members
of the senate had strictly opposed the upgradation of the college. "These
doctors have held several meetings with the former NWFP governor Iftikhar
Hussain to block the upgradation of the KMC to university," claimed a senior
member of the academic council of the KMC.
"They had argued before the
governor that the government would lose control of the KMC if it was upgraded to
the university level," he pointed out.
A senior teacher suggested that
the university's affairs should be handed over to the KMC, KCD and AMC for the
initial three years. Dawn