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Student unions to bring in new leadership

Hyderabad, April 03, 2008: Welcoming the first policy statement of Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui has said that with the revival of student unions a great opportunity had been provided to the youth to become future leaders of the country.

He was speaking at a debate contest on "Media is playing negative role in our society" organised by Bureau of Students, Tutorial, Guidance, Counselling Services and Co-Curricular Activities (STAGS) at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium on Wednesday.

A large number of students were present on the occasion.

The vice-chancellor said that University of Sindh had always supported student unions and a great responsibility now rests upon the shoulders of students.

He said with the resumption of student unions an excellent platform will be available for students and with that a trained leadership will emerge.

He expressed the hope that the students would become more conscious of their responsibilities.

Mr Siddiqui while appreciating students' performance in the debate contest said that media had played a pivotal role in the society for its reformation and development. Dawn

Student union elections put on hold by govt
Karachi: The federal government has told universities and colleges to halt the elections for student unions till the formation of provincial governments and a code of conduct for the students unions. Dawood Engineering College (DEC) was the first education institution in Sindh to announce elections for the student union to be held during April. The Principal of the college, Muhammad Nasib, had issued orders to the students to complete the process of electing a union by April 30, 2008. Sources revealed that Federal Education Secretary Jehangir Bashir has called the principal of DEC asking him to cancel the orders for the holding of the elections. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, in his first speech after the vote of confidence, announced the restoration of student unions in educational institutions. Daily Times

Hooliganism on campus
Badin: The parents and students of Sindh University Laar campus Badin have condemned the hooliganism on the campus by a group of students after the announcement of withdrawal of ban on student unions.

The nazim UC-1 of Badin, Riaz Memon, and PPP leader Ahmed Khan Kumbhar had asked the students to stay away from politics and assured the parents that the sanctity of educational institutions would be maintained at all costs.

Reports said some SPSF activists and others raised had slogans and abused lecturers during college time on Monday.

The teaching staff have protested over the misbehaviour of student leaders and boycotted the classes.

Principal of the college, Hayat Keerio, when contacted said that they had ended their protest after MPA-elect Dr Sikandar Ali Mandhro assured that severe disciplinary action would be taken against such elements, if they repeated the same act. Dawn
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