It is not easy for a university professor to hate his job as it is one of the elite posts when we talk about its social impact and the nature of the relationships that result from it, and it is rewarding in the financial aspects . gives the professor firstly a leading authority for his students, secondly for the people of competence, and thirdly for society and the ruling powers.
Not only that, working in the university education profession is a dream come true for a large percentage of graduate graduates, who spend their time, effort and money to achieve this goal, sacrificing comfort and easy jobs in the hope of entering the university reach professor platform and stand in front of students.
In general, the position of a university professor is one of the most sought after positions by holders of higher degrees, so obtaining a higher degree is linked to the path leading to teaching in universities.
But if you do a survey with a number of university professors, you will not find a small percentage of those who wish they had chosen a career other than working in university teaching, and some of them are ready for their current position to give up.
There are several reasons behind the university professor’s hatred for his work, some of which I derive from my experience in this field and others from my fellow teachers with different experiences, which are as follows:
First: Certificate for money
It’s no longer a secret to anyone, university education is subject to the authority of the money held by the student, the process of obtaining a university degree for money is clear in universities and private colleges, and the talk is not ‘. an accusation without evidence, the acceptance rate in a large number of colleges has been canceled and it only goes through the preparation phase A sponsor to enter the university.
You can imagine a student whose average is less than 54%, to be accepted to the university. This student did not get a single grade more than 60 out of 100, bad in Arabic, and dead in English, and despite everything you will find at university places.
How does he pass university exams?
There are many ways to move on to the next stage, including electronic exams, which have become synonymous with official electronic cheating, as well as in-room fraud in classroom exams.
It remains to indirectly mention the pressure of the administration in private universities on the university professor to be lenient towards the students. The student represents the winning side of the university because he gives them money, while the professor is the losing side because he take money from the university.
Second: The separation of the university administration from the professor
It is not surprising that one of the teachers is appointed to the post of dean of a public or private college, then this appointment is hindered, and the teacher is replaced by another, and the reason is that the excluded teacher does not nominated by one. of the influential parties, while the other teacher has a party behind him.
The second type is closer to the party than to the teaching staff, as it gets its power from its party and not from the cadre, and may not care about the problems the university and college face.
Third: Authority versus Evidence
If money is a way to obtain a university degree, as we explained in the first point, then the government and affiliation with parties may bring the certificate to its student even without attending less than half of the lectures throughout the school year. to live.
One of the professors tells of his personal experience with a biased student, who made a generous offer to the professor in exchange for his success in the subject offered by the professor. The professor refused this offer, therefore the student went to another university and brought a bachelor’s degree, and he is now studying for a master’s degree outside Iraq in a country that hands out higher degrees to those who want to.
The professor regrets the insult that happened to him as he expects this bad student to join the teaching staff in the same college, especially since he still sends challenge letters to his professor and promises to be his teaching colleague.
Fourth: Shahada is a social luxury need
When I applied for my Ph.D. while studying at the College of Mass Communication, I heard one of the Ph.D. students say, “Oh, if I get the valley.” He means the letter dal that precedes a person’s name to indicate that he holds a Ph.D.
I told him that the doctorate is a big responsibility and requires of you to double efforts to provide a service to science and society, and not just the letter D as you so imagine it.
He did not like what I said, and regarded me as an idealist who dreamed of things larger than their size.
There are many of these types, they honor the letter “Dal”, and regard it as a luxury need like any other material thing, such as a luxury car, or distinctive clothing.
Some obstacles can be placed as a luxury in front of the seekers of the degree, and some professors may succeed in their plans, but they face “devil” slaves, who obtain it from universities outside Iraq without any effort to do.
Do you remember the thousands of fake university degrees in Lebanon that were revealed by the media a few months ago and approved by the Ministry of Education? It’s one of those luxury degrees.
Admission to the university is no longer a requirement in itself, and it is not a way to learn skills to enter the labor market. The certificate has only become a paper proving that its owner owns the university for four years and passed examinations in any way, either by deception or indulgence offered by the university administration, or in the third and fourth roles imposed by the Ministry of Education, and the professor only needs to take a spectator position on the transgressions that take place before him.