IIUI students protest 100% increase in tuition fee
ISLAMABAD, June 6(Daily Times): Over 300 students of Management Sciences Department of
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) staged a protest demonstration
on Tuesday at the old campus of the university against the decision to increase
the tuition fee by 100 percent. The fee has been increased from Rs 45,000 to Rs
90,000 per semester. The students termed this raise, only by the Department of
Management Sciences, unjust and illogical.
The protesting students closed the
gates of IIUI's Administration Block and prevented the staff from entering the
block while their talks with the IIUI president were underway. The students
chanted slogans against the administration for neglecting their interests. They
alleged that the management had taken the decision just to fill its coffers.
They held Prof Ammanullah Toor responsible for the raise in tuition fee.
students said it was not fair to increase the fee at a time when the classes
were on. They also said that the latest decision of the management regarding the
required attendance would prevent many students from appearing in the exams. A
heavy contingent of police was present during the students protest.
"Its due to Govts wrong policies that universities should raise their funds themselves. its cruel. what theyll do is only to raise fee. i cant understand those authorities sitting in universities who has gone through these stages n well know themselves that how one parent arrange fee for his children.they all studied in universities when there was no self finance. how they forgot their past. they now just know how to get max. salary and nothing else. their qualifications are not satisfactory. students should not pay fee and remain united for the cause. protest is their right and they should do it in front of paliament too."
City, Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
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