The students of upper Sindh are faced with a difficult situation for pursuing their higher education. Shah Abdul Latif University at Khairpur (SALU) is the only higher education institution available to students in upper Sindh, with many colleges of the surrounding districts affiliated with this university. Owing to monetary constraints, many brilliant students of upper Sindh can’t acquire education directly from other universities. Hence, their only recourse is to get it through colleges affiliated with SALU.

The university conducted examination of LLB Part I, II and III in June 2011 and the results were announced in February 2012. I appeared in the Part III and passed the exam. There is no hiding the fact that starting a career entails availability of a degree. I applied for my degree in May 2012 after completing all the legally required formalities. Despite so much time elapsing I have not yet been issued the degree. Though I am resident of Shikarpur and I visited the university in person several times. I also tried to find out the reasons for the delay from the clerk who put me off by giving me many unreasonable reasons! This is either an administrative inefficiency or the university does not have enough staff to deal with the work. The university earns millions of rupees every year under the head of examination fee and issuance of academic documents etc. to the students.

This lackadaisical approach, coupled with an inordinate delay in issuance of necessary documents, frustrates students from acquiring further education, apart from being a hurdle in getting jobs. If this continues, it will not only tarnish the image of university but also the future of the already miserable youth of upper Sindh. Regulating authorities are requested to look into the matter so that further loss of time may be avoided.


Shikarpur, April 16.