PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): University students in northern Baghlan province on Thursday accused their lecturers of behaving indiscriminately with some students.
Yama Barna, a student of Journalism Faculty, said some teachers were involved in ethnic, linguistic and regional biasness with students.
He did not name anyone but added: “Insecurity in the vicinity of the university has increased and some teachers offer extra support in terms of marking and behaviour to their blue-eyed students.”
Muneeb Ishaqzai said discriminatory behaviour with students had a negative impact on the academic and learning environment.
Ahmad Shah Shinwari, head of the Baghlan Volunteer Youth Association, said besides education, Baghlan youth have problems in other areas which need to be addressed.
“Biased behaviour of teachers and some other issues can erode students’ interest in learning and force them to join militants or get involved in crimes,” he said.
Baghlan Governor Mohammad Akbar Barakzai said he was committed to resolving the existing problems on the campus.
“We accept that there are problems in every field and these problems can be resolved if we join hands and cooperate with each other,” he said.