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Comsats varsity’s question paper issue referred to Senate body

Several senators expressed concerns about an offensive question paper that was circulated at Comsats University Islamabad (CUI), and then they referred the issue to the Senate Standing Committee on Education.

Quiz Question Paper

Senators Mushtaq Ahmed and Dr. Zarqa Suharwardy expressed their concern regarding the question paper.

They demanded a comprehensive investigation, citing that it was against societal and cultural norms.

The Senate deputy chairman heard their point of view before forwarding the matter to the standing committee for further investigation.

Last month:

Comsats University Islamabad (CUI) terminated the services of a visiting professor.

CUI put him on a blacklist after he posed a question that shocked first-semester Bachelor of Electric Engineering students.

As of Monday, the incident was still a trending topic on social media.


On Monday:

Comsats released a press statement stating that a recent social media trend was related to an issue with an exam that was conducted on January 5, 2023.

Academic integrity has been a long-standing priority for the university.

As per the press release, a visiting lecturer hired for a semester utilized inappropriate and unethical information in an exam.

The university adhered to standard norms and regulations by terminating the lecturer’s employment and barring him from future work at CUI.

Also Read: Comsats Lecturer Sacked For Asking Students Objectionable Question In Quiz

The university confirmed that it recruited a visiting professor to teach two courses during the autumn semester of 2022 for a temporary period.

On January 5, the head of the humanities department at CUI’s Islamabad Campus raised an issue regarding a question that contained unethical content in the English language comprehension and writing quiz.

Upon discovering that the quiz content was highly inappropriate and immoral, the CUI rector convened a meeting on the same day and chaired it, as stated in the press release.

According to the press release, faculty members usually submit mid-term and final exams in sealed envelopes to the department chair.

Faculty members conduct quizzes, whether announced or unannounced, during scheduled classes without any external moderation.

The press release mentioned that the visiting faculty member administered the quiz solely, which was consistent with the standard practice.

“This” clarifies the fact that the visiting faculty solely made the quiz.

Pavan Manzoor
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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.

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