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
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 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
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.
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.
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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