Senate committee makes internships compulsory for university students in Islamabad
The Senate Standing Committee on Federal Education has agreed to make internship compulsory for students of public and private universities in Islamabad.
The parliamentary panel chaired by Senator Irfan Siddiqui deliberated on various agenda items including the Federal University (Amendment) Bill 2022.
Senator Seemee Ezdi, who introduced the bill, informed the committee that its main objective was to make internship an integral part of the curriculum of universities in Islamabad.
The committee unanimously approved the bill after a detailed discussion.
Furthermore, the committee considered the issues raised by Senator Bahramand Khan regarding the examination problems faced by law students in Bahauddin Zakariya University.
Vice-Chancellor Bahauddin Zakariya University Mansoor Akbar Kundi told the committee that the matter is under hearing and the university is unable to give a final date for resolving the issues until the matter is investigated.
Senator Irfan Siddiqui, with the consent of all members, ordered the examination of law students by December this year, besides, Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University, Dr. Ziaul Qayyum informed the committee about the university’s responsibilities, administrative control, faculty and fees.
He informed the committee that despite the closure of the 2-year BA program by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), the university is self-sufficient in taking a decision in this regard where at least one and a half lac students are getting admissions annually.