Attendance remains minimal at KU
Karachi, Sept 22: Classes in the University of Karachi (KU) remained to largely
suspended as women students particularly continued to shy away from coming to
the campus fearing more violence. As a result, teachers are taking advantage of
the situation and absenting themselves from the classes.
visited different departments in Arts, Science and Pharmacy faculties and found
that students had braved in to attend their classes but teachers were absent.
There were only two teachers in the Islamic History Department and quite a
number of students were waiting for their classes to commence. The Political
Science Dept also had students but teachers' rooms were securely locked. Most of
the departments presented the same scenario and students were critical of their
teachers for showing apathy to their duties.
Prof Rais Alvi, KU
Registrar, expressed his concern about the long absence of the students and
urged them to come to the university to resume their learning. "I request the
students to cast away their fear and come to the university. We have made ample
and adequate arrangements for the safety of the students.
come as it is midway of the semester and they have to maintain their minimum
attendance requirement," he said. The university has adopted a stringent
admission process for visitors and some confusion exists as no alternative
arrangement has been put in for the visitors. The News
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