PESHAWAR: On Thursday, the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa took note of a student protest at Islamia College University in the province over varsity violence.
The inspection team was ordered by Governor Shah Farman to conduct a clear inquiry and send a report on the issue within three days.
“Incidents of harassment should not be allowed in educational establishments,” Governor Farman said. “Strict measures will be taken against those involved.” He further said that in higher education institutions, female students in the province will be given maximum security.
“He emphasised that “no concession on our daughters’ independence could be made.
In front of the vice-chancellor ‘s office, the varsity students were demonstrating against cases of violence in the institution. The men, shouting slogans against the administration and teachers of the school, said teachers assaulted female students when marking exams and study papers.
The protesting students said that “no protection is provided to female students by the college administration,” and called for protection for female students studying at the university.
Earlier in March this year, it was announced that the Ombudsperson had received at least 50 discrimination complaints from educational institutions in the province.
“We have got 70 reports so far. Of all, 50 are from academics,’ said K-P Ombudsperson Rukhshanda Naz in March.
It was announced in March that the K-P higher education institutions had a brand new war on their hands. It turned out, still mired in scandal, that abuse lawsuits were now adding to a long list of issues.
“We have got 70 reports so far. Of all, 50 are from academic institutions,’ said Rukhshanda Naz, K-P Ombudsperson.
As Naz had said, female students had no idea how and when to file charges. She added that an advertising programme is needed to remind female students of the complaint filing procedure.
The Ombudsperson encouraged universities and departments to form committees to review certain cases in order to resolve the problem that seems to be haunting universities in the province.