Islamabad: The Federal Ministry of Education has formed a high-level committee to address the matter of reviving student unions in universities and other educational institutions. According to a report by a private TV channel, the committee will be headed by a Senior Joint Secretary, and it will consist of 14 members who will review the issues related to student unions and present their report within 10 days.
The committee includes researchers, education experts, and vice-chancellors of universities. The Senior Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Education will serve as the chairman of the committee, and the Executive Director of the Higher Education Commission has also been made a member of the committee. The Vice-Chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University, the Vice-Chancellor of NUML University, the Rector of the International Islamic University Islamabad, the Vice-Chancellor of Fatima Jinnah Degree College Rawalpindi, and the principals of two major federal government colleges, F.G. College for Men and F.G. College for Women, are also included in the committee.
Additionally, the committee has included education experts Ali Moeen Nawazish and Ayesha Razaq as members. Three research students will also be part of the committee. The committee will present its recommendations within 10 days and will also conduct a study on the issue in the Senate.
It is worth noting that Student Unions were outlawed in 1984 by Ziaul Haq.