- Bahria University is back with another notification and this time the authorities are planning to enforce Gender Segregation Policy.
- A notification has been shared widely on Twitter and users are mocking the blatant attempt at gender segregation and calling out the university administration for biased policies.
- It doesn’t end there; the university also wants the university administration to minimize the movement of students from one building to another in the university.
Bahria University has a talent of being in news for its bizarre rules, and now the university has ordered gender segregation policy in classrooms as well as group projects.
The staff is directed to ensure that male and female students sit separately in classes. In order to achieve this, the university has decided to abolish breaks available to students between classes.
The University issued a notice on August 30. In the notice the concerned authorities were directed to arrange separate leisure visits for male and female students and to discourage the formation of groups for academic work with both male and female members.
The notification also stated that the time table of students would be designed in such a way to prevent them from having a recess. In addition, the academic load would also be increased.
Not only this, the notification wants the university administration to minimize the movement of students from one building to another in the university campus.
The notification has been shared widely on Twitter and users are mocking the blatant attempt at gender segregation and calling out the university administration for biased policies.
So on the directives of Rector of #BahriaUniversity Islamabad: “seating of all male & female students be separated in classes, likewise out stations visits & grouping in projects be also made separately” A policy of radicalisation of an academic institution is shocking! pic.twitter.com/v8SIjVF1XE
— Saad Nazim (@Saad_Nazim) September 11, 2019
Here is what some other users had to say about this:
This is so ludicrous that on the first read, I actually thought its fake. No gaps, increased workload, segregation, identification of weak students…. Matlab kia yar! Is this a university or a radicalization camp?
— Bourne Stupidity (@BourneStupidity) September 12, 2019
Bahria University has introduced a bizarre policy where male and female students are required to sit separately. Girls and boys also can not be in same groups for their projects. The timetable is designed to give NO breaks on campus, and to minimise movement across buildings. pic.twitter.com/vOKoumnosU
— Aima Khosa (@aimaMK) September 14, 2019
How are we going to prepare men and women to accept each other at work places? The IQ of this nation is seriously questionable.
— Tanya (@NidaHaider1) September 14, 2019
ایک سوال یہ بھی ہے کہ یہ فیصلہ کہیں خواتین کی حفاظت کے غرض سے تو نہیں کیا گیا ہے..؟ تعلیمی اداروں میں محبت دوستی کے نام بہت عزتیں تار تار ہوئی ہیں یہ کوئی مدرسے تو نہیں لیکن کچھ نہ کچھ ضرور ہوا ہوگا ورنہ ایسی پالیسیاں ایسے ہی نہیں بنتی ہیں
— محمد طلال (@mohammedtalal15) September 14, 2019
They banned shalwar qameez back in our days. Made our life hell by forcing to wear these uncomfortable western cloths. No one complained at our time.
— ME Khan (@MohmandKhn) September 14, 2019
However, it isn’t sure whether the issued notification will be applicable across all the University campuses in the country, or is only for one campus or city.