I want to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the lack of part time Jobs for students. Except for some, majority of the students come from poor families, whose earning is too meager to cope up with expenses of their education, books and boarding. Especially the students coming from the backward areas of Balochistan to Islamabad for acquiring good and quality education face the brunt of lack of part time jobs. Their parents not only provide for their family members back home, but also have to pay the expenditures of students living in hostels.
I wish to transpire our demands to the authorities concerned both at college level and university level; Home Ministry, Civil Secretariat and the public at large to legally allow the students to do some jobs in their spare time in the evenings. Doing so, the young students can earn some money that will enhance their power of spending, fulfill the avid desire to stand on their feet and a practical step towards gaining more self-confidence.
Home Minister, with consultation of the Education Minister should issue a notification on formal basis to the Director of Education in this respect. It will go a long way to alleviate the financial problem of students, especially those who live in hostels.
I expect that higher authorities would take immediate steps to facilitate the students in attainment of part time jobs.
Sharif NuhaaQ Baloch – Islamabad
Published in The Balochistan Point on May 26, 2015
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