Educationist and Vice Chancellor of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Sukkur, Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui passes away at age of 76.
According to the sources Mr. Siddiqui was admitted to the hospital last week as he was suffering from heart and kidney problems. He passed away at 6am today in Karachi and would be laid to rest in Khairpur.
Mr. Siddiqui dedicated his life to education, providing quality education to students in rural Sindh.
Prof. Siddiqui also a former Sukkur commissioner founded Sukkur IBA University and laid its foundation in 1994 starting with two classrooms of a public school in Sukkur. After a lot of hard work and struggle Prof. Siddiqui transformed the university to a state-of-the-art campus that has been ranked as country’s top educational institutions.
Siddiqui was widely acknowledged for his efforts to provide low-cost but high-quality education to the youth of Sindh. The varsity is the only institute in the country where 70% of its students are studying on scholarships.
Life of Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui:
Mr. Siddiqui obtained his full time Masters in Economics from University of Sindh, Jamshoro. Initially he worked as a school teacher teaching Mathematics, Economics and English language for ten years. He then obtained another Masters degree in Education from University of Sindh Jamshoro. His academic achievement was rewarded with a Gold Medal.
Mr. Siddiqui then attempted in the Competitive Examination of Civil Services of Pakistan, a prerequisite for entrance in the top-level management of Government of Pakistan. He came out with flying colors and started his career as a Civil Servant in the Government of Pakistan. He served in various top-level capacities such as Deputy Commissioner of the District, Commissioner of the Division and Home Secretary.
He proceeded to the USA in 1987 and did his MBA with major in Finance from Boston University. At Boston he found a place in the Dean’s list for his excellent academic performance. After returning from the USA apart from his government job he started part-time teaching at IBA Karachi. He taught Economics, Finance and Research Methodology.
Mr. Siddiqui has also the experience of working as a Managing Director SITE (Sindh Industrial Trading Estate), where he very closely interacted with multinationals such as Siemens, Philips, Glaxo, etc.
His research area includes Marketing of Dates in Pakistan, Conflict in process of Devolution of Power in local government of Pakistan, Factors for low standards of education in Sindh and Assurance of Learning.
In recognition of his valuable services for the education of Pakistan, Government of Pakistan also bestowed him with Sitara-e-Imtiaz.
May his sould rest in peace. This is indeed a loss of nation.