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IJT activists demand solution to problems in Chitral

November 11, 2023
This image released on September 13, 2023, shows an overall view of the University of Chitral. — Facebook/University of Chitral 0fficial
This image released on September 13, 2023, shows an overall view of the University of Chitral. — Facebook/University of Chitral 0fficial

CHITRAL: Activists of the Islami Jamiat Talaba here on Friday demanded the government to solve various problems faced by students at the University of Chitral and various colleges.

Speaking at a press conference at Chitral Press Club, the IJT activists, including Matiullah, Shahbaz Jahangir, Kamal-ud-Din and Tafail Muhammad, highlighted numerous issues, which they said stemmed from governmental indifference, a meagre educational budget, and administrative neglect.

They expressed concern that universities are closing doors to students due to exorbitant fees. They pointed out a shortage of teachers in colleges and severe financial and administrative crises in universities, contributing to mental distress among students.

They called for allocating five percent of the GDP for education, establishing a separate intermediate board in Chitral, and creating a PPSC test center in Chitral.They criticised the administration for operating hostels in Chitral city without any SOPs.

They also called for semester reforms and reviving the student union at educational institutions. They announced a grand convention on November 22 in Peshawar, inviting students from across the province to participate in addressing and presenting these concerns to the government.