Education Boards Increase Services Fee
ALL THE eight education boards of the province have increased fees for different services like issuance of duplicate certificate and correction of name.
The chairman of a Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) told The News, on condition of anonymity, that the decision to this effect was taken in recent meeting of the Punjab Board Committee of Chairman (PBCC).
He said the increase was inevitable owing to the financial deficit being faced by the abolition of registration fee of the government students by the chief minister, increase in remuneration of examination staff and the most recent increase in salaries and pensions of the government employees.
The official said no increase was made in registration fee, adding that the revised fee structure would be notified by each board soon. He said that at present, fee of duplicate certificate, change of name, some other forms, etc, had been increased. All Pakistan Private Schools Welfare Association (APPSWA) president Syed Zulqarnain Shah claimed that earlier the boards of intermediate & secondary education (BISEs) did not collect separate fee for issuance of certificate to students but now a fee of Rs 100 had been fixed for this purpose.
He criticized the collection of inspection fee by the boards without even visiting the affiliated schools.
He said the government should not put the burden on the poor people, adding that if the CM had waived off registration fee of the government schools students, the boards should be provided funds