A lecturer at Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) has resigned over the administration’s refusal to end co-education.
“Due to co-education, the university has become a hub of immoral activities. The standards of the university are falling. I have repeatedly brought this to the attention of the administration,” Mushtaq Ahmad’s resignation letter reads.
Ahmad had been a lecturer at the BZU Institute of Management Science. He had also served as controller examinations.
Acting registrar Nazeer Chishti told The Express Tribune that Ahmad’s resignation had been received and sent to the vice chancellor.
Officials told The Express Tribune that Ahmad had been initially appointed as a member of the university’s visiting faculty.
Later he was given a permanent position. Officials said that according to Higher Education Commission (HEC) rules, Ahmad was ineligible for a permanent faculty position as he had a “poor” academic record.
The official said that Ahmad had forged his academic record.
Vice Chancellor Syed Khawaja Alqama had ordered an inquiry into illegal appointments in the university. The official said that during this inquiry, Ahmad’s tampering with his academic record was discovered.
Findings of the inquiry will be made public soon, the official said.
The official said rather than accepting Ahmad’s resignation, the university would soon announce his sacking. Ahmad is also likely to be prosecuted, the official said.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2013.