We live in a country where people are less literate about psychology, sociology, media, and marketing. Here, anyone who is a polite, friendly and has a kind attitude can make any lie a truth by pseudo-science.
Earlier, in 2015, I was used to teaching Programming and Development in an academy particularly Android and Java. Many students were struggling with their final year projects, they were ready to buy FYPs. (Still, I meet with students who buy FYPs.)
My friends said you can develop and sell FYPs; I replied, it is plagiarism, intellectual dishonesty, and crime. The major sufferers of this will be the students who are stranded enough to pay instead of learning. Students want to learn but they cannot find teachers who are honest, have the talent to deliver skills.
My friends persuaded me if you will not do this, these students will get their projects from someone else because students know nothing how to design and develop so it’s better that you help them to develop FYPs while teaching and learning the process so they will learn something to do something. Students invested their scarce resources in their degrees, and they cannot afford failure, it will affect their mental health and confidence. Failure will embarrass them in front of their family and friends. This is not their mistake but their teachers’ fault.
I am a frank and friendly person so students were very comfortable with me to share a lot of matters, they were used to saying “Sir X” or “Madam Y” did this or that but these “Sir” and “Madam” words were offending me, I used to say to my students that please don’t give respect to those who are responsible to ruin your learnings and future, you paid them to learn and it’s their responsibility to teach you and if they were teaching you then you don’t need to buy FYPs or learn it outside from your university which cost you extra.
They were used to saying that “our teachers are very kind, polite and friendly” but my students were not aware of misuse of “Husan-e-Ihlaaq” to manipulate students so nobody even thinks to question their responsibility and incompetence.
What to do, when there are no one guilty, responsible, accountable and answerable but endless problems?
Allah Almighty Bless the Federation of Pakistan