Demonstration: MPhil scholars protest against non-issuance of degrees

Protesters say institute has not issued degrees two years after graduation

Tariq Ismaeel January 29, 2017
Female students stage a sit-in. PHOTO: EXPRESS

DERA GHAZI KHAN: MPhil scholars of a private educational institute staged a protest demonstration and sit-in on Saturday in front of the residence of a local MNA for non-issuance of their MPhil degrees.

The protesters said they have worked hard to complete their MPhil but now the institute, run by MNA Dr Hafiz Abdul Karim, has refused to issue degrees to them. They also alleged that National College of Business Administration and Economics, Lahore and Government College University, Faisalabad have refused to recognise the certificates issued the institute where they completed their MPhil.

The protesters, who teach at different institutes in Dera Ghazi Khan, said they paid huge fee to earn their MPhil but the institute did not issue any degree to them even after the passage of two years. The protesters demanded of the education ministry to take notice of the situation.

Meanwhile, administration office of the institute said those who were protesting for degrees, never submitted their theses for MPhil. That is why they have not been issued any degree.

Later, Dr Karim met with the protestors and assured them that he would get the issue resolve with the help of Punjab Governor Raqifue Rajwana.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 29th, 2017.

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