The end of the (n-1) rule spread a situation of gloom amongst the students of TIP. (n-1) is that for if n-number of tests have been taken for a course, the worst test (the -1) for each student will be discarded. This system was used to ease the pressure on faculty. If a student missed an exam, the instructor would not have to re-test him even is the student’s reasons are very good, as the -1 safety factor is present. The (n-1) rule is apparently being utilized in all the prestigious college and universities in Karachi.
Earlier this semester, a petition was signed by almost every Tipian to bring back the (n-1) rule. This petition was rejected by President Shakel Ahmed with the comment “Pls Regret.”
Students, especially the senior years, are afraid the abolishment of the (n-1) rule will bring down their already low grades. Students on probation are really feeling the pressure, and the first hourlies this semester did not help bring up their confidence.
Tipians are looking desperately trying to convince the management to give some help so they can secure good grades in this semester, but with the President’s rejection of their petition, their only hope lies in studying harder!