Private schools advance fee | NCA barbed wires
'Private schools cannot charge more than two-month fee'
Lahore, June 04, 2008: Executive District Officer (Education) Lahore has said that
conducting classes of male and female students in the same premises is a clear
violation of the government instructions.
In a DGPR handout, EDO
(Education) Abdul Shakoor Anjum warned the heads of such educational
institutions to set up separate campuses for male and female students.
He said it had also come into the notice of the Education Department
that some private educational institutions were collecting three months fee in
one instalment due to summer vacation which was against the law and resulted in
financial burden on parents.
He said the heads of all the private
educational institutions had been directed not to collect more than two months'
fee in one instalment from the students, otherwise strict action would be taken
against them under Punjab Private Education Ordinance (Promotion &
Regulation) 1984. The News
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NCA puts up barbed wires around campus
Lahore: The National College of Arts (NCA) has installed barbed wires circling
the college and on the main gate to add security. The college administration
took this decision following police instructions to increase security measures,
learnt on Tuesday.
After the bomb blast in Islamabad on
Monday, it has become imperative to protect students as well as the college
boundaries, Nazish Attaullah, the NCA principal said, adding that
police officials asked them to increase security to stop unauthorised visitors
from entering the college by climbing over the walls.
She said that
approximately 700 students attend NCA and it is the administration's
responsibility to protect them. She added that taking the situation of the
country into consideration, especially the recent suicide attack in Islamabad,
security has become the top priority.
Academic institutions situated on
Mall Road have all taken steps to add security after a spate of bomb blasts in
the city, especially as the Mall has been the focus of suicide attacks recently.
Some schools have banned both foreign and private visitors from entering their
grounds and some have closed all extra gates Students at NCA had mixed responses
to this step, with some students saying that adding security was a positive step
while others deemed it a nuisance.
Hina, a student of the college, said
that the administration had made a wise decision installing barbed wires because
the college is located in a main area where students can easily be attacked
However, student Salman Ahmed said that NCA, being a liberal and modern
institution, did not need to add wires because it would make a negative
impression, signalling that there was something wrong with the university. Daily Times
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|Updated: 14 Oct, 2014|