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The case for student unions

The Google /Oxford Languages dictionary definition of the adjective ‘liberal’ is: “willing to respect or accept behavior or opinions different from one’s own; open to new ideas”, and “relating to…

Revival of student unions

Sindh has become the first province in the country to restore student unions. The Sindh Assembly has unanimously passed the historic legislation to revive student unions in both state-run and…

Student unions

UNIVERSITIES in 53 cities all over Pakistan participated in a student march on Nov 19, 2019, and demanded the restoration of student unions and reforms in the higher education sector.…

HEC opposes restoration of student unions

The Higher Education Commission (H EC) has opposed the restoration of student unions in educational institutions despite demands from students themselves as well as a resolution passed by the Senate.…

We Need Students’ Unions

We need students’ unions

For the current financial year, the government allocated Rs59 billion to the HEC against the demand of Rs103 billion – Rs6 billion less than the previous year. Major public-sector universities…

Unions For Students

Unions for students

The recent 15 day-night long ‘peaceful agitation’ by the students of the University of Peshawar against fee hike has certainly forced us to recall the golden era of students unions,…

Restoring unions

IN a recent incident at Sindh University, Jamshoro, 75 students were arrested in a police crackdown. A case of terrorism and sedition was registered against them. Just a day earlier,…

Revival of unions

In a landmark decision, the Sindh Assembly recently passed a bill to restore student unions. According to the bill, a student union will be formed in every private and government…