QUETTA: A protest was staged by students of the Degree College in Panjgur against the provincial government’s inability to implement a Bachelor of Science (BS) programme. In 2017, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme was replaced by BS. The college, however, has failed to instate the policy. The protesters claimed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) had been informed during their visit to the district that the semesters for BS students were on hold. “No steps have been taken in this regard,” they added. “As many as 2000 students in Panjgur have been affected,” said Khalil Noor and Zaheer Baloch while demanding the reinstatement of the BA programme so the students could begin their studies. “Authorities announced the BS programme but did not provide facilities to implement the change.” The protesters threatened to continue the demonstration if their demands are not met.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 14th, 2019.
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