Through your esteemed column I am writing this letter on behalf of some of my friends who are the students of MA (Final Year) at Mass Communication Department, University of Karachi.Recently my friends have passed their second semester. They are very upset and aggrieved on the results as they were not expecting so! They all are very regular and good students and got positions in first semester! But those who used to be irregular or absent from classes have got higher marks than my friends in second semester! They are unable to believe how the teachers of Mass Communication Department can cheat them! Even some students didn’t submit their assignments of 30 to 40 marks but the teachers have counted and given them good numbers in assignments too! Why so?!
On the other hand they claimed that during exams, a teacher refused to let some students appear in the exams as they had been absent the whole semester! But the same teacher had to allow them to appear in exams after the students called a big shot from a controversial political party who threatened the teacher and the teacher had to retreat! Not only they appeared in the exams but they all got higher marks than those who were eligible! I want to ask the concerned authorities what is the system of education in University of Karachi?!
Is it right to deprive eligible students of their rights?! Don’t they think that it will affect negatively?! Isn’t it injustice with those who regularly attended classes, worked hard, made their assignments with great efforts and traveled a lot for university so that they could obtain good marks but in return, they got less numbers than ineligible students?! How pity it is! It is a very shameful act by the teachers because if they wanted to give good numbers to ineligible students so, at least they should not have given them higher marks than eligible students! The teachers should have at least taken care of eligible and regular students!
My friends after this situation think that they should be corrupted like others and join any political parties because in this way, may be they can bag good numbers without any efforts! They can save their money if they won’t go to university and be absent from classes like others! I am afraid to say that the teachers themselves are hostage in university and compelled to give good numbers to ineligible political vandals! I humbly request to the teachers to please have mercy upon eligible students and don’t deprive them of their rights lest good students should start running away from the classes and joining parties to support them! And then no students will remain to respect teachers I am afraid!