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Govt colleges losing enrolment ratio; parents' distrust grows stronger
Lahore, Sep 16: Lack of sufficient seats along
with distrust among parents and students have drastically brought down
the admission ratio at public sector colleges, as mere 21 percent
student who passed matriculation examination get enrolled in government
colleges in Lahore.
available with this scribe shows that parents and students' distrust at
public sector alma maters and low seating capacity of these colleges
providing huge and profitable business to private sector colleges who
are charging high fees.
According to data and figures, 1,38,531
students passed the matriculation examination this year out of which
only 30,000 students were able to get enrolled in public sector colleges
in different programmes of morning and evening shifts.
Pakistan's second largest city according to population, has only 41
colleges including 19 of boys and 23 of girls, which, experts say, are
not enough according to burgeoning population of city.
the data do not include the students admitted in Government College
University (GCU) which gave admissions to students not only from Lahore
but from across the country. Around 1200 students took admission in the
GCU belonging to all the provinces of country.
mafia is also very strong at schools and universities level who charge
higher fees against low quality education however there are only a few
institutions providing quality education against the higher fees.
remaining 79 percent students who do not get admissions in government
colleges due to limited seats have moved towards private colleges whose
performance is not as good as private schools.
A normal private
sector college charged Rs 12000 to Rs 20000 per year for intermediate
whereas colleges located in posh areas charge Rs 20000 to Rs 30000 from
students for intermediate programmes.
Parents and students expressed their dissatisfaction on limited
seating capacity in government sector colleges and demanded high ups and
education department to increase seats to weaken influence of private
colleges and their hegemony. A father of three, Kamran whose children
are studying at private colleges said his children only wanted to study
at top government colleges including GCU, Civil Lines College and some
others with good repute but was unable to get admissions due to
insufficient seats. He further said due to his distrust on quality of
other colleges', he preferred private college which is charging Rs
20,000 per year.
A student belonging to Raiwind said he got more
than 900 hundreds marks in matriculation and wanted to do FSc from GCU,
but in vain. "Although my parents cannot afford the fee of the private
college, but they stopped me taking admission in other colleges.
demanded the Higher Education Department to increase seats at
government colleges so that as much as students could be adjusted there. Daily times
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IJT sheltering criminals, says PU
Lahore: A spokesperson for the Punjab University has reacted to the protest of
some Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists against a fire incident at Old
Campus hostel and said that IJT criminals were providing shelter to
several armed persons in the said hostel.
statement on Sunday, the PU spokesperson called upon the higher
authorities of Punjab Police to help the university evict armed
individuals from its hostels. He said that from the room of the arrested
activist of a banned organisation from Hostel No. 1, the list of
contacts of IJT Nazmin, some identity cards of IJT activists and other
IJT literature had also been recovered which proved that some elements
of the IJT had connections with terrorists.
further said that it could not be ruled out that the room of the Old
Campus hostel had been set on fire by the IJT activists. However, the he
added, an FIR had been lodged with the police and strict action would
be taken against the culprits involved in accordance with the inquiry
report. The news
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