National University of Modern Languages without girls hostel
ISLAMABAD, June 8(The Nation): - National University
of Modern Languages (NUML) has no girls hostel whereas boys' hostels for
Pakistani students are hub of problems and lack all basic facilities as compared
to the foreign students' hostel.
Though it is a national university but don't
have any hostel for girls. There are only three hostels for boys and one of them
is for foreigners and two are for local students who have come from different
parts of the country including Balochistan, Sindh, FATA and Punjab.
complained while requesting not to be named that hostel number 2, which is for
foreign students, is well furnished, air-conditioned and its food quality is
also good. But hostel number 1, which is for local students, is very sub
standard and in poor condition. "There are no attached wash rooms and the rooms
are very small as three students have been accommodated in a single."
incidents are increasing day by day in the hostels and students are said to
compensate the victim collectively, alleged the students. Once a computer of a
student was gone missing, they divided the cost of the computer, Rs 20,000,
amongst the students.
"Two Chinese students living in hostel no 1 deprived
of their laptop, two digital cameras and one I-pod.
pressurized the native students to pay the Chinese students collectively. But on
the refusal of the students it could not happen and they went back to China
Students don't have the facility of Internet and
cafeteria in the hostel. After 6:30pm when university is closed they cannot
purchase anything if they want to eat or drink something.
No full time
warden has been hired to manage the hostels but teachers who teach in the
morning and live in the hostels look after the hostels' matters which multiply
the problems of the students. "We collect the money and purchase kitchen items.
University administration has only provided space and staff," students
Director Administration at NUML Yaseen while talking to us said the students are themselves involved in these thefts, no one comes from
outside to do this.
"We are providing our best services according to the
amount students pay. Internet service is not available in the hostels because
students misuse it."
Yaseen said foreigners get extra ordinary facilities
because government of Pakistan bear all the expenditure while local students pay
themselves. Foreigners are mostly Chinese army officers. He also informed about
the women hostel at the university which is going to be completed soon and will
be started in the month of August and will have the capacity to accommodate 96
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