With no end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, education has become one of the most debated topics in the world. Students from around the globe have been sustained to online classes only.
A third world country definitely differentiates in nature with a country that might in Europe or North America. From the infrastructure to technology, everything is worlds apart.
The education and facilities in Karachi, Lahore or Islamabad, will definitely differ from those in Balochistan or a place like Swabi, KPK.
LSE Dean insults student, Twitter angry
The case at hand today revolves around the Lahore School of Economics and its Dean, Dr. Sohail Zafar. LSE students have been sending a video viral that showcases Dr. Sohail’s rogue nature while speaking to students.
A student who belonged to Swabi, KPK, had returned home after in-person classes were canceled. Consequently, he had to take the online classes being offered by the university. Subsequently, the student demanded cancellation of online classes because the software for online exams would not work properly on his laptop.
To this, the dean in a sarcastic manner replied saying: “you are a non-serious student, who does not pay attention to his studies.”
Ladies and Gentlemen this is the Dean of the marketing department at the Lahore School of Economics. His elitist comments are not only disappointing but unbecoming of a Dean of one of the top business uni of Lahore.#BoycottLSE @ammaralijan @hecpkofficial @Shafqat_Mahmood pic.twitter.com/kiXttuW1Mj
— Mustafa (@mustafamalikk) May 20, 2020
Furthermore, the Dean then says to the student that he knows ‘how poor the student was’. He asks the student to buy a new laptop for Rs. 40,000 and if he cannot afford it, he should have got a new laptop on rent from Swabi.
Additionally, since the video went viral on social media, a trend has been going on under the banner of #BoycottLSE. The Lahore School of Economics remains one of the most prestigious and trusted institutes in Lahore. Moreover, faculty members will start treating students like this, then there is room for trends, like #BoycottLSE.
Since then, the reaction against the Dean has been strong as well
Dr Sohail Zafar's condescending behaviour is an example of the typical teacher-student relation in Pakistan. Our system wants to turn students into obedient zombies rather than critical thinkers.
Full support to LSE students for standing up to this bullying. #BoycottLSE https://t.co/dZoshbxAXF
— Ammar Ali Jan (@ammaralijan) May 20, 2020
This is the dean of lahore school of economics. That's how he has chosen to respond to the problems a student residing is swabi has. Its inhumane and disgusting on another level. And nothing short of mental torture. Please retweet (esp non lse fam)#BoycottLSE pic.twitter.com/KRBqky5cj7
— Wehshi Zinger (@WehshiZinger) May 20, 2020
I'm not taking this post off. He might be a good teacher but he clearly needs to learn how to communicate with his students in a more sympathetic way. While the world is suffering from pandemic, teachers like these give us such bullshit when we raise our concerns #BoycottLSE
— Pepesweat (@pepesweat) May 20, 2020
This is the reaction of the Marketing Dean when a student complained that the software for online exams is not working properly on his MacBook.#BoycottLSE #JusticeForLSEStudents pic.twitter.com/q5juuQ8Ciw
— Bugvi. (@mansoorayy) May 20, 2020
More power to this student, this is not the right way to talk, what a Low life from a Dean. I know now they are going to expel out this guy, and made him to come his keens with a apology letter that he publicize a private video. #BoycottLSE or an apology from management. pic.twitter.com/hxIJP5sVF6
— Adeel Asif 🇵🇰 (@AdeelAsifPk) May 20, 2020
Moreover, one student further revealed that LSE had doubled the syllabus for the term in a bid to fail students. This means that they would have to repeat the course next semester and pay an additional fee for it.