The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued notices to the vice chancellors of 100 universities on a petition filed against the National Testing Service (NTS).
LHC justice Mansoor Ali Shah heard the case in which the counsel of the petitioner Anum Iliyas argued that the NTS failed her client without any reason in NTS examination for admission in Doctor of Philosophy (Phd).
Officials of more than 25 universities were present in the court and argued that some universities have declared the NTS exam compulsory, however, many universities give admissions to students by conducting their own tests.
They further emphasized on the need of constituting a national level testing service institute under the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to give admissions to the students willing for high education at national level. The establishment of such institute will eliminate the monopoly of any private institute. They also urged the court to take steps in devising legislation in this regard.
The court adjourned the hearing till December 13 and also issued notices to the vice chancellors of 100 other universities demanding their reply on this issue.