MBBS Education in Balochistan
“In the fast developing globe the importance of technical and medical education can’t be glossed over by any manner of means and its exclusion from our rosy vista of lives would mean that we are specifically as well as unobtrusively crippled”.
By Basheer Ahmed Ijbari
There is no denial of the fact that Balochistan is the most underdeveloped province in terms of both technical and medical education as well as in comparison with the other developed provinces, it totally remains strapped for quality-based curriculum of subjects and in fact there is a huge destitution of educational institutions especially the far-away and rural districts are facing the lack such as Medical and Engineering Colleges, Information Technology and Law Colleges and so on, except Quetta which is the main city of Balochistan. Staggering is the actuality that merely very few of the colleges provide professional subjects’ studies among them University of Balochistan (UOB) is the one and only which has the provision of fields such as D-Pharmacy, Microbiology and Biochemistry Departments, these three departments are related to the medical fields and two Engineering Colleges are available in Balochistan. Moreover, Balochistan University Khuzdar and Balochistan University of Information Technologies, Engineering and Management Sciences “BUITEMS”. These two are the Universities which enable the students concerned to go into the fields in order to hold the relevant professional degrees.
Now I come to the main point which I titled about the bachelor of medicine and the bachelor of surgery ‘MBBS’, the masses of the province who have the appetite for knowledge to learn, are coping up with its scarcity and unfortunately for getting the above-mentioned relevant education in Balochistan it rather seems to be a day-dream specially for the impoverished hoi-polio and the mentioned sectors are not available easily as compared to the other provinces of our country. Besides, even when it comes to mentioning the existence of medical universities and colleges so, In Balochistan there is just one Medical College which is Bolan Medical College, probably, it was built in 1972. After the establishment of this medical in 1972, till the day present no one rises courage educationally to establish such other Medical Colleges in province of Balochistan and it is also sort of a financial lame duck and it isn’t running properly due to meagerness in resources. Personally saying, I observed myself that the students of BMC themselves are struggling hard in order to solve the problems of College so it’s very a weird cause that students are themselves trying to mountain the problems of before mentioned College it’s not the duty of students to protest and strike for the problems of College but still I have not seen a good budget from provincial government for College to facilitate and develop to bring new changes about study programs and new technical systems everything is deficit in BMC, who should be taken into consideration to be justifiably accountable for the crisis of BMC our leaders or students or teachers’ staff, and administrators of Collage. Certainly, it’s the marked weakness of administrators because it is the duty of administrators to pressurize the provincial government for their demand because everyone indicates the administrators inasmuch as they are ruling the students so we can say that administrators are accountable for crisis of colleges in the province. Thus, it is an obvious pledge to the authorities concerned to solve the educational problems be it solved seriously by the administrators and provincial government.
In addition to that, given the presence of merely one Medical College in Balochistan, it should be of the view of the provincial and administrative governments to facilitate it with more than required purported labs, scientific apparatuses and all that which are the requisites for a medical college. Furthermore, if we have a short glance at the schedule of Bolan Medical College, consequently, the number of the total seats would be limited to 217, and with the categories on the basis of provincial merit and with zonal seats, basically, its quota system before the enrolment the new students are devoted to the way of the achievement of getting a seat in BMC. Broadly, if we pay a short glance at some deprived districts, namely, Turbat, Awaran, Nushki, Washuk, Khuzdar, Chaghi, Panjgoor, Mastung and Kalat, merely the repercussion would only bear the fact of injustice and lack of educationally fundamental, constitutional and democratic rights of students of the districts mentioned because the candidates of these districts are a whole lot more than the capacity of the college. Shocking is the condition of education in Balochistan whereas Turbat district consists of 9 seats and the candidates are close to 220 and the same unfortunate vista is being shown by other provinces so far Nushki consists of 2 seats and the candidates are more than 100. More to your shock, these nine distracts’ seats are insufficient because the candidates’ number is too much high to achieve with this hardship getting the seats after that they are tired to wait in order to get enrolled and get going with their further higher education.
Thus, it is an obvious pledge to the authorities concerned to solve the educational problems. Above all, be it solved seriously by the administrators and provincial government, because education is what we all need and it is our natural, constitutional and democratic right. Its exclusion from our day-to-day life would mean “we are in a boat without any rower to navigate and lead us toward the harbor!
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