Muhammad Umar

Muhammad Umar

A lecturer at NUST Business School in Islamabad, Umar tweets as @umarwrites twitter.com/umarwrites

Our teachers are loyal to money only, not students

“You’re no better than a prostitute.” These weren’t the words I was expecting to hear when I started teaching at Pakistan’s most prominent university. But here a retired admiral and at the time serving pro-rector was telling me that I am no better than a w****e. As anyone would, I took immediate offence to these words and asked for an explanation. His analogy was simple to understand. “Prostitutes aren’t loyal and they go wherever they get paid the most.” And as it was explained to me, a new faculty member, “That is what most educators in Pakistan do.” Although the words stung at first, as ...

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