Kinnaird college fees in installments | NTU students protest
Kinnaird students to pay fees in installments
Lahore, May 07, 2008: The deadlock between Kinnaird College's administration and
students over recent fee continues as no relief has been provided to the
students except an option to pay fees in installments.
It is learnt that
a meeting between the students and the administration took place on Tuesday in
which the administration refused to decrease fee on the pretext it was approved
by the college's Board of Governors and the same body could withhold its
decision. Students were further told the decision regarding increase in the fee
could not be taken up properly in absence of Principal Dr Mira Phailbus, who is
currently out of country.
Sources said the KCites had planned to stage
another protest demonstration against the administration on Wednesday (today) as
their demand regarding fee decrease was not accepted despite two consecutive
meetings held in that connection. The students had been directed to pay the fee
by 10 May.
A student, requesting anonymity, said the college management
was ignoring demand of the students despite the fact the increase had been
strongly opposed by the students. 'Students are not kids who could be easily
tricked', she said, adding 'Instalments does not mean decrease in
Students do not want instalments, said another student adding
'Their principle stand is against fee increase'. She said it was unfortunate
that the Punjab Higher Education Department was not taking any notice of the
situation in order to provide relief to the students.
department officials allowed so much increase in fees' questioned another
student saying 'After all, education department is having representation in the
KC BoG which had approved the increase'.
According to the college
students fee for the BBA programme had suddenly been upped from Rs 28,800 to Rs
63,200 while increase had also been seen in fee of various other bachelor
Students have been protesting against the administration for
increasing fees of various programmes including BBA a couple of weeks ago.
KCites had staged various demos inside the college chanting slogans
against the decision. They had also complained about lack of facilities
available for them.
KC vice principal Dr Nighat Khan could not be
contacted for comments despite repeated attempts.
Kinnaird College's website suspended
Lahore: The official website of Kinnaird College for Women has been
suspended temporarily due to non payment of annual dues.
www.kinnaird.edu.pk, was accessible a couple of days ago, however, it has now
been suspended by the host agency as the college had failed to clear the bill by
the due date.
Contrary to the official website of KC another website,
www.kinnairdcollege.com, which is managed by the Old Associates of Kinnaird
Society (OAKS), is still active.
However, the OAKS website also carries
an interesting message "Although we try our best to provide you all the latest
information regarding admissions but still we are not directly or indirectly
related to Kinnaird College Lahore. This website is so far a public service by
OAKS and can be termed as OAKS website and should not be confused with Kinnaird
College's official website which you can find at this URL
It is pertinent to mention here that in January
2008 The News had carried a news item regarding non-updated official website of
Kinnaird College in which it was reported that the college website had not been
updated since 2005.
A number of KCites criticized
the administration for not paying any attention towards the college's website.
They said websites of educational institutions were of great importance for
people especially for students as they could keep themselves updated and
informed about whatever was happening in their college or university. A student
said websites of other educational institutions including Lahore University of
Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore College for Women University (LCWU),
Government College University (GCU) and the Punjab University (PU) etc were
regularly updated but same was not the case with KC. "Students of these
institutes are certainly lucky than KCites", she added.Another student said the
college administration had recently increased the fee of various programmes over
which students were protesting adding it was unfortunate that the authorities
were not paying attention towards facilities. "Yes, college website is one of
the facilities as students could get their results and other necessary
information from it with a simple click", she added.
Sajjad Khalid, a
representative of the agency which had hosted the KC website, said the website
was suspended as the college authorities failed to clear the dues till the due
"The administration was duly informed through an email and through
an invoice too", he said adding "The annual charges were only $ 96 which are yet
to be paid". KC principal Prof Dr Mira Phailbus is out of country these days.
However vice principal (VP) Dr Nighat Khan could not be contacted for comments
despite repeated attempts. When called on her (VP) office number, an official
Arfa said "Dr Nighat could not be reached as she is busy in taking classes and
attending meetings as well". The News
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NTU students' burning zeal for PEC recognition
Faisalabad: Scores of students of the National Textile University on
Tuesday threw traffic out of gear on Sheikhupura Road to press the
administration for acceptance of their demands.
Chief among the demands
is the NTU's accreditation with the Pakistan Engineering Council. The PEC
acceptance is highly important for the NTU students to have recognition of their
degrees in the job market.
Students from different departments, carrying
placards and banners, blocked traffic on the Sheikhupura Road for one and-a-half
hours and chanted slogans against the institute administration. They demanded
expulsion of the All-Pakistan Textile Mills Association, the organising body of
the NTU, from the institute. The students dispersed before the police reached
Earlier, they had staged demonstrations outside the press club
and the university campus.
The students have been protesting since April
2 the NTU administration's failure to get the varsity accredited with the PEC
despite repeated requests. They said the vice-chancellor and his team were
trying to suppress the students' movement, resolving to go ahead with the road
protests "if our legitimate demands are not accepted by the
Sources said the Students Action Committee also
dispatched a letter to the VC with a request to consider the case instead of
prevaricating on the issue. They said the National University of Science &
Technology (NUST) kept its students updated regarding the process of
accreditation with the PEC through its website, which also showed transparency
and sincere efforts towards the cause of the students. Dawn
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