Attending university in tents

Published: November 24, 2015

SWAT: Jahanzeb College, Swat, a postgraduate government institution, is one of the leading institutions of the area. It was built by Mian Gul Abdul Haq Jahanzeb in 1952 and thousands of students of Swat dream to attend this college. However, of late, the college building has been neglected and remains in a dilapidated condition. Frequent tremors and earthquakes have damaged the buildings, rendering them unusable. Tents are being used as makeshift classrooms. This shows the obvious lack of resources for university-level students. Due to a lack of concern shown by the authorities, students are being robbed of their rights to study in a proper university environment that is conducive to learning. They end up wasting their time and are at their wits’ end while the authorities sit idle.

The government and the relevant education department need to take notice of the plight of students, who are eager to learn and continue their education in a more stimulating and enriching environment than one found in tents.

Waqar Ahmad Swati

Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th,  2015.

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