PhD holders fleeing Balochistan

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STAFF REPORT ISB: More than 70 faculty members of Balochistan universities having PhD degrees left the province and shifted to other parts of the country in 2015 due to financial woes and security issues, says a rights watchdog.


The federal and provincial governments as well as regulator of the higher education have so far failed to pay salaries to them.


As many as 100 PhD faculty members are imparting education to students at various Balochistan universities.


In its annual report for 2015 launched recently, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), commenting on the state of higher education in Balochistan, said the Higher Education Commission (HEC) had constituted a special task force for Balochistan over a year ago, to evaluate and promote higher education in the province, but it failed to pay even a single visit to the province.


The report says that the federal and provincial governments as well as the HEC have failed to give salaries to the faculty, what to talk of setting up a provincial HEC.


In July 2013, a special task force comprising eminent educationists was constituted by the HEC to evaluate and promote higher education in Balochistan.


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Published in: Volume 07 Issue 16

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