No Space In Government Colleges For Admissions 2011
No Space In Government Colleges For Admissions 2011. Students seeking admissions find no space in govt colleges. Hundreds of students who have recently cleared their Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Matric examinations 2011 are facing hardships in getting admission in government colleges owing to the shortage of educational institutions in Rawalpindi.
No Space In Government Colleges For Admissions 2011. The students are finding hard to join colleges in science, engineering and humanity in the government colleges because of limited number of seats in the first and second shifts. Compared to 18 women colleges, the number of government degree colleges is only four in the entire Rawalpindi City and the Cantonment area.
Admission forms have been disbursed in thousands among the students despite having limited number of seats in every college. The number of passing candidates is much higher than the seats in the colleges. Helpless students were seen shuttling between different colleges to seek admission.
After achieving negative response from the government colleges, the affected students are approaching the private colleges for seeking admissions. On the other hand, the private colleges taking advantage of the situation are claiming exorbitant fees from the students for admission in their institutions.
The elected representatives of the parliament both in the past and present government of Punjab though made big slogans of promoting education in Rawalpindi by building and opening up more colleges for both genders have yet failed in implementing their pledges.
PML-N MNA Malik Shakil Awan when contacted said that he is fully aware of the issue. However, on my demand, the Punjab government has approved a project including construction of Shahbaz Sharif Degree College for Boys, which would be constructed either in Khayaban-e-Sir Syed or Asghar Mall at an estimated cost of Rs60 million.
“We are working on the process of selection of site in these two areas,” he said adding by the end of next fiscal year this institution would be completed and the problem of admission would minimize to some extent. The government has started work on construction of degree college for boys in Dhoke Syedan, which is under way.
Executive director for education (EDO) told that only 20 per cent work on degree college for boys in Dhoke Syedan is left. “As soon as the funds for this incomplete phase is released work would be done in no time. We were planning to inaugurate the college in Dhoke Syedan earlier in June this year, but due to funds problem work stopped,” he added.