Private medical colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Admission fee refund: Private medical colleges defying council rules
Peshawar, Sept 20: Private medical colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have
been violating rules concerning fee structure set for them by the
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC), students and parents
Some of the medical institutions often show reluctance to
refund admission fee to students if they want to cancel their admission
and seek a seat in another college, they said.The entry test results for
admission to medical and dental colleges have been declared and
students are desperate to get admission in MBBS or BDS course. Those who
can afford and have less chances of getting admission in public sector
colleges are trying their luck in private sector institutions.
"Unfortunately, some of private colleges are exploiting the situation
and are not willing to follow the PM&DC rules concerning the
admission fee refund," said a senior doctor, who is trying to get
admission for his son in a private medical college.
that merit varies from college to college in the private sector. He said
that to get admission in a well-established private college and also
secure a chance in case of failure students submit admission forms in
two or three colleges simultaneously. However, he said, students were
not sure whether they would get the admission fee refunded if they did
not wish to join a particular college.
The PM&DC has issued
a notification for admission in MBBS/BDS wherein apart from the
criteria for admission it has also laid down the fee structure and
refund rules for the private colleges, but some of the colleges are not
following these rules.
According to the council rules, none of
the medical or dental institutions in the private sector shall charge a
student over Rs500,000 for yearly fee. This fee shall exclude university
fee, taxes, hostel fee, transport fee and the one time admission fee.
Furthermore, the one-time admission fee shall not exceed the 15 percent
of the yearly fee. Copies of all receipts shall be submitted to the
"If a student wishes to leave an
institution and does not join classes then there shall be a 100 per cent
refund of the deposited fee except the one-time admission fee. If the
student wishes to leave the institution within one month of joining
classes there shall be 50 per cent refund of the deposited fee and after
one month there shall be a 25 per cent refund," the rules said.
According to the rules, any other monetary demand and non-compliance of
the laid down regulations, if reported, shall be construed a major
violation, which will make the institution liable for action under
Section 22 of the PM&DC Ordinance, 1962.
It has been learnt
that some private medical colleges are not refunding the fee, which has
been jeopardising the students' plans of seeking admission into best
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Schools vacated to resume classes today: minister
Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtun-khwa Minister for Schools and Literacy Sardar
Hussain Babak has said almost all school buildings housing flood-hit
people in the province would be got vacated for resuming classes today
"Except a few schools in Nowshera and Charsadda districts,
all the schools buildings have been got vacated from homeless people
across the province to reopen the educational institutions after summer
vacations," the minister said.
He said about 1,060 school
buildings were converted into relief camps soon after the flash floods
and torrential rains on July 28 had wreaked havoc in the province,
leaving hundreds of thousands people homeless. "We have given shelter to
about one hundred thousands homeless people in these schools," he said
and added that most of these schools had been voluntarily vacated by
The minister hoped that about 85 percent of these
schools would be re-opened for regular classes on Monday whereas some
schools in Nowshera and Charsadda would be got vacated within the next
The provincial government had extended summer vacations in
the flood-hit areas of the province till September 20 as the schools in
Nowshera, Charsadda and Peshawar were still occupied by the affected
The minister said the floods and monsoon rains damaged
about 900 schools in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of which 200 were destroyed
and 700 partially damaged. Babak said the education department had put
the loss to the schools as a result of floods and rains in the province
at Rs5 billion. "We appeal to the affected families to voluntarily
vacate the school buildings for the sake of future of thousands of
school children," he said.
The government has four options for
resuming classes in the flood-affected areas where the school buildings
were completely or partially damaged, the minister said and added that
children of damaged schools might be shifted to nearby schools, tented
schools or rented buildings or starting second shifts in the schools. The news
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