Problems, Trends and Prospects of Higher Education in Underdeveloped Areas of Sindh: A Case Study of Sindh University Laar Campus, Badin

  • Khalil-ur-Rehman Bhatti
  • Tayyaba Rafique Makhdoom
  • Syed Abdul Sattar Shah
  • Afshan Malik


This study sought to depict the current picture of higher education in the underdeveloped areas of Sindh, by highlighting its problems, trend, and prospects. The empirical studies reflect that education is a basic need of every society and higher education is promoting social and economic development with the help of enhancing the practical capabilities of people. The Higher education institutions in Pakistan are growing and exploring the current trends and status in the less developed regions of Pakistan. This is a descriptive and explanatory study used simple random sampling that covered 100 respondents from Sindh University Laar Campus, Badin. A close-ended questionnaire comprising seven selected factors (reported studies) each coupled with Likert scale was distributed. Descriptive statistics, Bar Charts, One sample t-test with SPSS 20.0 were used to analyze the data. Results reveal that students having job expectancy and feel satisfied with Sindh University Laar Campus Badin along with its administration, facilities and curriculum; while students are strongly satisfied with teachers. On the other hand students were dissatisfied with the previous education. Students opine that the increased availability of on campus facilities may motivate potential students as a bid to promote higher education in this underdeveloped area of lower part of Sindh province. The study provides implications to the stake holders that in order to promote the higher education and the associated satisfaction and morale of the potential students, parents and guardians, it is need of the hour to ensure a transparent, streamlined and compatible education systems at SSC and HSC levels.