Students’ future in limbo over procedural delays
Around 150 students from various Asian schools in the Kingdom are in a limbo as they desperately wait for the outcome of their applications for admissions to the University of Bahrain (UoB). The students, who graduated from the school this year, experienced delays in getting their certificates accredited by the Education Ministry and ended up missing the deadlines set by UoB.
This has caused panic among the students and their parents who fear that their children’s academic year would be wasted. Tribune has learnt that a group of parents have been frequently visiting UoB and the Pakistan Embassy, and they have blamed the delayed endorsement/ accreditation procedures, for the troubles. The parents have expressed severe frustration and tension that their children are unable to get admission at the university in the current academic year.
Parents are demanding that University of Bahrain should immediately give admissions to the affected students in this semester. “Education is a fundamental right of every citizen as decreed in the Bahrain National law under the auspicious leadership of his Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa,” a parent of a student who graduated from Pakistan Urdu School said. A student told Tribune: “The university kept on giving us hope regarding the admissions.
They kept assuring us and because of that we did not apply for admission in any other institute. “Now, one year of our life will be wasted just because of delays in the procedural delays from the part of the Ministry of Education and the university.”