Issue of 400 MPhil SBK students degrees resolved: Vice-Chancellor
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Issue of 400 MPhil SBK students degrees resolved: Vice-Chancellor

Education Desk :

QUETTA: The issue of around 400 students of Sardar Bahadur Khan (SBK) Women University MPhil degrees has been resolved the other day. The degrees issue was pending for last more than seven years with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), the Vice-Chancellor SBK Dr. Naheed Haq told Quetta Voice on Monday evening.

The students were facing problems in the acquisition of Mphil degrees from the HEC for the last few years. “We pleaded the students’ case and succeeded in resolving the issue”, Dr. Naheed Haq mentioned. She stated that Mphil degrees would be awarded to students belonging to Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.

SBK administration has taken a number of initiatives

The VC informed that the present administration has taken a number of initiatives to address issues relating to Women University. “We are trying to maintain a conducive atmosphere for students”, Dr. Naheed stated.

Gas pressure issue in hostels resolved

When asked about recent students protests, she said the gas pressure issue has been resolved by the administration. She mentioned that supporting the students and resolving their issues was one of her top priorities. “SBK trying to facilitate the students”, she said.

Her comments have come a couple of days after the SBK students staged a protest demonstration within the campus against no gas pressure in the hostels. The enraged students blocked all gates of the university and chanted full-throated slogans against the administration. This prompted Governor Balochistan, Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha to visit the university and address the issues relating to the campus.

SBK was established almost 17 years back by the then Balochistan government. Currently, the enrollment of the only Women’s University in Balochistan is over 8,000 students. The students belonging to Quetta and other districts of Balochistan have been studying in the university.

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