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Woes of Somali students at KU

Karachi, Sept 19: Students of the University of Karachi (KU) particularly foreign students are facing many problems due to the new high security level of the university of Karachi. The largest body of foreigners in the KU comprises of students from Somalia, who have requested the University administration to facilitate their long standing problems of security and communication.

Duran Hassan, a third year student at the department of Mass Communication, who acts as their spokesperson, informed that though the security problem was common to all in the city and the country but some times they were frequently targeted because of their foreign-looking features and their language. The number of Somali students enrolled at the university is 80, the bulk of them being in the Faculty of Pharmacy and in the Department of Microbiology. The second largest Somali concentration is in the International Islamic University (IIU), Islamabad.

Hassan explained that though the Mass Communication department had English and Urdu medium classes that made it easy for the foreign students to listen and understand the lectures. The same facility was not available in other departments, especially in the Faculty of Science where the teachers often delivered their lectures in Urdu or communicated with the students in the same language. For instance some teachers will inform the students about the forthcoming tests in Urdu. When they ask their Pakistani counterparts about the message sometimes they informed them sometimes not. It created problem for them. They praised the Pakistani people for their hospitality and love for them but sometimes the cultural barrier prevented them from mixing with their fellow Muslims in more meaningful ways.

The Somali students recently hosted an annual dinner where the Vice Chancellor (VC), Pro Vice Chancellor, Registrar, the Student Advisor and other teachers were invited. They informed the VC about their problems and he promised them to solve them after Ramazan. The students staged a drama to highlight their problems and the audience enjoyed and appreciated their effort. Now the Somali students are keeping their fingers crossed to see the outcome of their meeting with the Vice Chancellor. The News
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