Parties asked to end interference in Sindh colleges

KARACHI: Sindh government has asked political parties to end interference in government colleges across Sindh so that education standards are improved in the province.
Chief Minister’s Coordinator Haji Muzzafar Shujra, on inquiries, took the initiative after a meeting with Sindh director general colleges and city director colleges at his office. The meeting considered ways to improve attendance in government colleges so that education standards could be improved.
The letters were sent to several political parties including Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Pakistan People’s Party (ANP), Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F), Awami National Party (ANP), Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) and others.
The letter asked political parties to halt with their student outfits harassing students and ensure a positive education atmosphere in colleges. Shujra also asked political parties to join hands with each other to improve education facilities in the province so that the students of Sindh could also raise education standards at par with other provinces. He also warned of taking a strict action against all those who harass students and create disruptions in proving a better atmosphere for education in the province.
Presiding the meeting, Shujra expressed his dissatisfaction over the attendance in government colleges and said that student’s and teacher’s attendance should be ensured at every government college. 
“The Chief Minister Inspection Team (CMIT) will conduct raids in different colleges and a strict action will be taken against absent teachers and students,” he said.
The DG Colleges told the meeting that political interference in colleges had affected the attendance of teachers and students. 
He said that a letter had been written to several college principals in the province to ensure attendance of students and teachers. Shujra also directed DG Colleges Sindh to submit this report every month regarding attendance in various colleges.

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