Wednesday, April 23, 2008

LUMS student hangs himself


Committing suicide for bad grades is alarming....it reminds me of my first few sleepless nights of SOP at LUMS, virtually taking us to the point of nervous break down...sigh....nightmare....

I think it is high time for LUMS to think over about benign tools to impart education rather than coercing with hardcore CP pressure.............

I am sad to read following news;

A Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) student was found hanged in his dorm room on Tuesday. He was a BSc fourth year economics major. The police said that Hashir Munawwar was from Karachi and lived on campus at LUMS. They said that Hashir was having trouble with his grades. Sources said Hashir had been expelled from the university over his grades. Hashir’s mother called him on his cell phone on Tuesday, but he did not answer. She called his younger brother, Aqib Munawwar, who was a second year student at LUMS to check on his older brother. Aqib went to Hashir’s dorm room (No 111 in M-1 Hostel) and found it locked from inside. Aqib told the hostel warden to open Hashir’s room, which he did. Aqib and the warden found Hashir hanging from the ceiling fan with a wire. Defence ASP Ayaz said that because of his poor GPA the university administration wrote to his father, Col (r) Munawwar Hussain, who scolded Hashir. This happened a couple of weeks ago. He said that the police did not find any evidence of foul play. Awais, a LUMS student who knew Hashir, said that the deceased had spent five years at LUMS even though he was enrolled in a four-year programme. He said that Hashir had not graduated and his grades were troubling him again. He said that LUMS would conduct a press conference on Wednesday (today) in this regard. staff report

1 comment:

sualeha said...

when i was a student at lums, me and my friend used to tease eachother that lums has given so many opportunities to commit suicide but we are so stubborn! Jokes apart, Lums does need to revise its grading/withdrawal/separation policies.