DASKA -: The Govt Boys Degree College and the Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association rejected the Higher Education Department’s plan to shift Govt Institute of Commerce to the college. Govt Institute of Commerce Daska is operational at a rented building for which it pays Rs25,000 per month. A few days ago, the department officials approved the plan. As many as 76 students are getting education in this commerce institute and there was enough space at Govt, said an official. Boys Degree College to adjust the commerce institute, which has its own technical educational system under the supervision of Punjab Board of Technical Education, he added.

Govt Institute of Commerce Principal M Aslam told that earlier, the management had agreed to allocate six classrooms for students of commerce institute during a college management’s meeting with Deputy Director (Colleges) Sialkot Malik Shamas Ali held on January 18, 2014.

Now, the management had totally refused to accommodate the commerce institute, terming it a conspiracy of occupying the land of this degree college. Addressing a meeting held at Govt Boys Degree College Daska, PPLA President Dr Zahid Sheikh said that the Govt Institute of Commerce cannot be shifted to Degree College, because of shortage of classrooms there.

He said that 1,920 students were studying in this Degree College and there were only 20 classrooms and most of the students were already forced to get education while sitting under the sky. He urged the HED to find out another solution to the problem. “We will launch a protest movement against the HED if it does not withdraw its decision to shift the commerce there”, the lecturers and professors of Govt. Boys Degree College Daska threatened during a meeting.