Letter of support for the Student Action Committee (SAC) from the Students’ Union of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.

Letter of support for the Student Action Committee (SAC) from the Students’ Union of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.

The Students’ Herald

In the Students’ Union of the Faculty of Humanities we support the fight for free and equal education for all, and as such we support the ongoing student protests in Pakistan led by the SAC. We support the students’ right to unionize and we ask that their voices be heard. Continue reading “Letter of support for the Student Action Committee (SAC) from the Students’ Union of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.”

Students and Stress

Students and Stress

Mehr un nissa

We have been taught since we were little that the Earth is always moving. It never slows down or takes a moment to catch its breath. It is an undeniable fact that if the Earth stops spinning, our life as we know it would be over. Maybe this is the reason why we tend to live fast-paced lives. We’re always on the go, one step after the other; we never stop to reflect or check up on ourselves because we are scared of the destruction it would cause. That is also the reason why acute stress is prevalent in all stages of our life. From the day we enter school to the whole of our adult life, stress is our body’s reaction to the challenges we face during this period. Continue reading “Students and Stress”

COVID-19 and education for students in peripheries

COVID-19 and Education for Students in Peripheries

Muhammad Bezinjo

The outbreak of the contagious COVID-19 virus in Pakistan has disrupted social life and the economy of the country. The pandemic has also affected the education sector and universities were forced to adopt the online lecture system. This new way of education, just like the novel virus, put students in a difficult situation, particularly those from areas like Gilgit Baltistan, Balochistan, south Punjab and the tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Despite the on-pandemic, private universities impetuously set a calendar for the beginning of the online classes by granting a gap of 15 days to train teachers for this new beginning. Some famous private universities also significantly increased the semester fee, perhaps to show a sense of solidarity with the burdens of their apprentices. The quality of online education had become the requirement of high wages. Continue reading “COVID-19 and Education for Students in Peripheries”

What Eqbal Ahmad Means to Students

What Eqbal Ahmad Means to Students

Kumail Haider Jafri

Late in the night, Eqbal Ahmad made his way to the podium in a University of Massachusetts’ auditorium in 1975 to a rather tired crowd. He left the stage as an electrified crowd cheered him on to continue. Yes, it was charisma, eloquence, foresight and clarity which allowed Eqbal to be an effective orator. However, it was something more than that which attracted students around the world to him. Continue reading “What Eqbal Ahmad Means to Students”