The election are going to be announced very soon, but did we ever bothered to know that why do we have elections for TISF, why not let societies work independently, why do we have a TISF president, a general secretary and a finance secretary. and why do we have this TISF, whats the whole concept behind it.
Anyone, do you have an answer???
Well let me explain, I was a part a part of it last year elected as a publication secretary, can you imagine a person being elected to become an editor-in-chief for a university magazine and voted by a bunch of people who don’t have any idea what publication is?? I really hate myself for this. Coming back to the point, last year there was a transport fee issue in fall semester, every student was standing hand in hand on that issue and finally the students had a victory. I can bet if the TISF would have tried to initiate it or get involve in that matter nothing would have happend?? Shocked, why would that be if the sole purpose of it is to address these kind of issues, hope that someday TISF elected board would realize what their responsibilities are (not organizing event, its not even in a single elected member’s job description and I hope they would have read their job descriptions as well).
Why would it be, that if TISF would have addressed that issue it would not have been solved?? Two reasons; first, most of the students had issues with few elected members, it would have help politicize the issue and second; if TISF had tried to do that, an application, and a reply, and another application, and a reply and another application and semester gets over everyones goes home, problem solved.
The main purpose that elections are held between the students at TIP is actually to divide them in such a way that on every issue raised by the students, a conflict arises within the student due to that political election atmosphere and no proper action is taken and the top management enforces their issue without facing any resistance.
This year we have a new strategy given by Mr P. We have a committee comprising of three faculty members and one elected student member, God knows who will hear to the student issues. We had a problems with one now we have three to deal with.
Another thing that has not been decided for years and not decided yet, what is the selection criteria for the post of president, general secretary and finance secretary for member of TTCC, chairperson of TTCC (just because he had done this in past, no evaluation was it good or bad, should it be done with past elected members).
Whats the job description for elected members (president, general secretary and finance secretary or are they just event managers), TTCC members and TTCC chairperson.
Is this committee there to facilitate or administrate that this event can happen and this cannot because recently a proposal for Declamation contest was rejected by TTCC chairperson that TISF slot is not available without any reason and were told to do their event on Thursday and another occasion a group of students from KU were willing to do a drama at TIP for their flood relief campaign and were trying to reach TIP dramatics society but the society was told that its for committee to decide that what to do and what not to you cannot have this event.
Have lot of more to share but I believe this is enough for students to know that why events are not happening at Textile Institute of Pakistan. Its not the societies, its committee and its chair not letting things happen.