Universities and colleges are the temples of learning where the most influential scientists, doctors, engineers, writers, professors and politicians are born. While students’ first major motive for joining college is education, there are various other matters that affect their process of getting education.
And for the welfare and development of students and for their leadership skills, most of the colleges have Students Union (SU). Student unions as per the objective of their establishment are there for the welfare of students, but most of the times they are criticised for promoting politics in the education sector.
“There are many problems related to admission, hostel fee, irresponsible teachers and lack of sufficient infrastructure in colleges which students are unable to solve individually. The SU’s are always there to address such problems,” added Yami-Bhattarai.
The sheer absence of campus politics at the leading universities of Pakistan is considered by many to be a blessing. But looking at the current leadership vacuum in our country one wonders whether the absence of student unions in reputed universities is denying our future leaders a stepping stone.
Practicing and discussing politics is discouraged at all levels in various prestigious academic organizations of the country. The main reason behind such restrictions is to maintain an iron fist rule over the subjects.
But in a bid to prevent such crisis other universities decided to completely uproot student unions rather than trying to fill the loopholes in the system. This action has alienated young Pakistani students from the leadership scene of this country. While the honest and patriot youth works diligently in academic field, a feudal ignorant breed of rascals rule the roost in the power corridors making decisions that will affect the destiny of millions of Pakistanis.