Dr. Amer Azhar General Secretary Teaching Association (TA) Khyber Medical College on Friday expressed the confidence that the Government would take necessary steps to protect the college from politicization and chaos by appointing the principal for the college purely on merit.
In a statement, he said that principal was traditionally selected amongst the senior most staff of the Khyber Medical College on seniority cum fitness basis. It was strongly demanded that the same principle of seniority cum fitness should be followed in selecting the future principals of KMC.
Dr. Azher said that the relevant authorities in the provincial administration would not consider junior faculty members for the post.
The General Secretary Teaching Association KMC recalled that in the past junior faculty members were selected on political grounds resulting in KMC becoming a political arena even involving the students. The end result was the murder of a medical student within the premises of KMC, he added.
To avoid repeating history, Teaching Association KMC demanded that KMC should remain a teaching institution and where the energies of the faculty are entirely directed towards academics and medical education. He expressed the hope that the government would listen to the sincere and logical suggestions and do whatever was necessary to protect KMC from politicization and chaos.