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Private schools warned over inflated admission fees
Karachi, Feb 26: The directorate of private educational institutions has warned
all registered private schools across the province not to charge exorbitant
admission fees, annual charges and donations from admission seekers.
private schools have also been asked to complete the ongoing admission process
and announce annual results of their students by March 31 so that the next
academic session may commence on April 1.
The directives had been
communicated to the management of all registered private schools and any
deviation on their part would be considered a violation of the Sindh Private
Educational Institutions (Regulations & Control) Ordinance-2001 and would be
dealt with accordingly, said a senior official of provincial directorate of
private educational institutions on Wednesday.
The official on condition
of anonymity said that in fact it was mandatory upon all registered schools
to furnish the admission policy to the provincial directorate of private
educational institutions prior to the commencement of the new academic year.
When his attention was drawn to the fact that some private schools were
charging thousands of rupees under the head of registration and admission fees
in violation of the rules that authorised private school to charge admission
fees equal to total tuition fees of three months of a student, the official said
the directorate was seeking reports on such violations. He said the directorate
would not only initiate action against schools found guilty of defying the rules
but would also help retrieving the extra amount they charged from parents.
Quoting the provisions of a notification issued by Sindh education
department on Sept 20, 2005, he said that sub-section 7 of rule 7 of the
notification states: "The institute shall ensure that admission fee is charged
from the student only at the time of his first admission into the institution,
which shall not be more than three months tuition fees of the respective class
in which the student is admitted."
He said under the terms and condition
of schools registration act it was mandatory upon a registered school not to
demand donations from its students, voluntary or otherwise, for any development.
In this regard, he mentioned that any fees other than tuition fees could be
charged only after approval from the registration authority subject to the
condition that no fees, charges or voluntary donation would be charged by the
institute on account of any development activity, under sub-section 4 of rule 7
of the notification.
Meanwhile, the directorate of private institutions
warned the management of private schools not to stop any student from appearing
in their annual examinations if they failed to deposit their tuition fees of the
summer vacation (i.e. for June and July) in advance. Dawn
"any private school is not following the instructions of sindh education department about the annual fee charges,they are saying that we did not receive any notification.i would request to Mr.Pir Mazhar ul Haq that he should take action against them.moreover, if any one have the scanned copy of the notification so plz e-mail me my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.Thanx"
City, Country: karachi
"Dear All,esp The private schools have also been asked to complete the ongoing admission process and announce annual results of their students by March 31 so that the next academic session may commence on April 1. but most of the schools giving the result after April 5 / 9 and asking advance fee for June July even if student not willing to study in particular school, pls informed to whom we called / give application for this violation of the rules?"
City, Country: karachi, pakistan
"i have given addmision in this schools please So, u can give information about this and what admision fees at class 9 and 8 a"
City, Country: karachi, pakistan
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No sign of name change on academic certificates for Ghinwa Bhutto
Karachi: The widow of late Mir Murtaza Bhutto, Ghinwa Bhutto, has failed to receive a court decree that will
allow her to change her surname on her intermediate certificate and her
Ghinwa filed the application on August 30, 2007 and
submitted all documents (including the Mir Murtaza Bhutto's death certificate
and her marriage certificate) required for verification. However, the decree
from senior Civil Judge Qazi Shah Mohammed Azher has yet to be received by her.
The daughter of a Lebanese father, Aboud Etawi, Pakistani national
Ghinwa was born on June 1, 1962 and was married to late Mir Murtaza Bhutto - son
of former Prime Minister late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto – on March 21, 1989 in
Damascus. Subsequently, her marriage was registered in Larkana on December 30,
1989. Ghinwa submitted an equivalence certificate to the matric board and
appeared for her intermediate exam (roll number 618819) privately in 2005. She
also got a National Identity Card from Larkana (42000 3570 463-4). However, the
intermediate certificate she received after graduation bore her father's name
(as her surname).
Ghinwa then filed an application with the Board of
Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), requesting that her surname be changed to
Bhutto since she is the widow of late Mir Murtaza Bhutto. However, the board
rejected her application. Thus, Ghinwa filed an application in court, asking for
the name change.
In the mean time, Ghinwa continued to study. She did her
Bachelor's from Punjab University (roll number 086604) with the same name in
2007. In her application to the court, she said that her name is mentioned as
Ghinwa Etawi, daughter of Aboud Etawi, even though she was married to the late
The court, in its last hearing, put a preliminary
objection, stating that suit number 705/2007 is barred U/S 42 as per the
Specific Relief Act. Thus, the suit has been barred under the BIEK by-laws.
According to the evidence presented in court, Ghinwa mentioned her name as well
as her father's name in all examination forms. This indicates that there is no
mistake on part of the BIEK as well as the University of Punjab.
only this, but the court also said that when Ghinwa received her mark sheets,
she did not raise any objections. It is only after a lapse of two years that she
decided to get her name changed. Thus, there appears to be no reasonable ground
for the name change, stated the court.
It must be mentioned here that
Ghinwa Bhutto did her Intermediate and Bachelor's at a time when it was declared
mandatory for all political candidates to be graduates in order to contest the
The next date of hearing was fixed for February 28, 2008 but
interestingly enough, on February 17, 2008 (an earlier date for hearing), Ghinwa
failed to appear in court for the evidence statement. The News
Principal's transfer opposed
Karachi: The Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association on Tuesday
criticised the transfer of Islamia Govt Science College principal, saying that
the decision amounted to a conspiracy against the institution particularly when
a case of the college building was in court.
Additional secretary of the
SPLA Prof Iftikhar Azami expressed his concern over the transfer of Prof Abdul
Mubin Khan, who was keenly pursuing the college building case to help save the
future of over 17,000 students, to the provincial education and literacy
department. He urged the authorities concerned to immediately withdraw the
transfer orders in the interest of college students.
He described the
move as "illogical" and said the SPLA would launch a protest drive against it if
the transfer orders were not withdrawn immediately.
Hyderabad: The University of Sindh announced that last date for
submission of examination forms for LLB Part-I, II and III by fresh and failure
candidates of affiliated law colleges without late fee is March 27 and with late
fee of Rs700 March 28. Dawn
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