Punjab govt decides to end 'quota' system in 12 public universities

Published: July 9, 2014
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Quota system gives extra powers to the vice chancellors of the universities. PHOTO: FILE

Quota system gives extra powers to the vice chancellors of the universities. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to abolish ‘quota’ system in 12 public universities of the province, Express News reported.

The move comes a few days after country’s prestigious education institution Aitchison College announced the end of its long standing tradition of providing admissions to relatives of VVIPs through a ‘quota’ system.

The ‘quota’ system gives extra powers to the vice chancellors of the universities.

The provincial government has also asked the education department to abolish the ‘quota’ system in Punjab colleges as well.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Sara
    Jul 9, 2014 - 1:14PM

    Awesome…

    These baby steps will lead to a solid educational infrastructure. The best part of PML-N’s Punjab Ministry is that they do perform when they make a promise and I believe that among their previous tenure’s, this one has been the best so far.

    Thank you and keep up the good work !!!!

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  • Malveros
    Jul 9, 2014 - 1:18PM

    Well done Punjab. I would like to see whether this is replicated in another provinces.

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  • Muhammad Saim
    Jul 9, 2014 - 2:26PM

    That would be great !

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  • Jul 9, 2014 - 2:39PM

    Good move, hope Sindh follows too.

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  • Seriously
    Jul 9, 2014 - 3:25PM

    Quota system must be done away with throughout Pakistan. Well done Lahore! Let us ensure that it is enforced else where in Punjab and in the country as well.

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  • A J KHAN
    Jul 9, 2014 - 5:07PM

    The worst is happening in Balochistan. Arsalan Iftikhar got admission in Medical college on corrupt Judges Quota. But he is not the only one. Every year hundreds of third divisioners get admission in Bolan Mediacl College & Universities on ethnicity. This shameful practice is getting strengthened in so called democratic dispensation.
    Further Junior Officers on ethnicity basis are put on senior officers in same department

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  • ali ahmed
    Jul 9, 2014 - 7:12PM

    @ A J KHAN….. exactly same thing is happening in Sindh also

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  • Wahaj
    Jul 9, 2014 - 9:46PM

    When will the above process happen on Sindh

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  • Huma
    Jul 9, 2014 - 10:57PM

    End provincial quotas too. I am from Sindhi and I want to study at GCU, Lahore.Recommend

  • ehtisham
    Jul 10, 2014 - 1:38PM

    can u plzzz tell me the names of those universities

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