University in Hub: Imran Nawab
A building stands strongly because of its strong pillars and a plant can grow with proper nutrition. Is it possible to imagine a building without pillars or a plant growing without the nutrition it requires? In the same way, a university in a city is as important as these above examples.
Education is the fundamental right of students given to the fact of Article-25; however, the residents of Hub city are being deprived of their fundamental right. Balochistan, the biggest province in terms of area, unfortunately, possesses only 8 universities with 11 branches which is the lowest number in comparison with Sindh, Punjab, and KPK. The more heartening fact is that there is not a single university in Hub which is the biggest industrial city of Balochistan. A university plays a vital role in any student’s life.
Education without university is just like a man without eyes, a body without a soul, a vehicle without tires. It is estimated that 2.3 million children out of 3.6 million are uneducated which shows the higher rate of illiteracy in Balochistan. Moreover, the rate of illiteracy in Hub city is higher than in other cities due to the absence of a university.
Besides, Uthal university is 90km far from Hub city and Karachi is 25km away from Hub. It is a tough job to travel 25km on each side on daily basis or 90 km on each side on daily basis.
Most female students could not study after passing intermediate. An estimated 60 to 70 percent of students quit education because of financial issues or they are not permitted to travel to Uthal or Karachi for higher education.
Our neighboring country India is considered to be the strongest south Asian nation in the subcontinent just because the number of universities in India is the highest among subcontinental countries.
Moreover, Molvi Abdul Haq sacrificed his entire life to build an Urdu university. This shows the value of a university in a region.
Education plays an important role and it is supposed to be the third eye of human beings. A university is the most powerful and the strongest est pillar of education. Hub city even deserves more universities, yet not a single has been built here. If a university is not established in Hub city, it will be a complete disaster for the city and for it’s people. Hub needs a university as soon as possible.