Quetta – Educational emergency of Balochistan government has been thoroughly exposed because 270 students of Balochistan studying in Punjab are about to be expelled due to non-payment of their fees by Balochistan government.
Parents of the students who are studying in Punjab through Chamalang Beneficiary Education Program (CBEP) held a press conference in Quetta press club on Thursday.
Umar Shah and Muhammad Yar, whose children were studying through CBEP program, explained the problem in detail. They elaborated that every year 100 student are selected from all the districts of Balochistan. These students are given admissions in schools and colleges of Punjab.
Umar Shah further added that 50% of expenses are paid by Punjab government 25% by Balochistan government and 25% by Chamalang administration. “For last two years Balochistan government has not paid the fees of these students,” lamented Mr. Shah.
Parents of the students said that they have written several letters to director of quality education Balochistan but no action has been taken yet.
On 13th march 2015, administration of divisional Public School Multan sent letters to parents of the students that don’t send their children until Balochistan government pays the fees to the school.
This case speaks volumes about the educational emergency of Balochistan government. It only has to pay 25 percent fee of 279 students which would not be more than few millions.
“If Balochistan government can’t pay the scholarship fees of few hundred students then it has not right to create the drama of educational emergency,” an angry student told The Balochistan Point.
“Balochistan government has unlimited funds when it comes to celebrating show-off sports festivals but no funds for students of CBEP,” lamented a citizen.
Parents of the students appealed to Balochistan government to pay the fees on time and prevent wastage of education year of their children.
Published in The Balochistan Point on March 27, 2015