Quetta: The administration of University of Balochistan has increased tuition fees and hostel fees for the students. This has created uproar and resentment against the university administration among the students.
After the increase the Fee of M.Phil is 150,000, PhD 200,000, Examinations Fee of M.A 10,000, Examination Fee of B.Ed 10,500, Examination fee of B.A 5000. The fee for issuance of academic transcript hasbeen increased from 200 to 1000.
Many students could not submit their fees because of the sudden increase. It must be noted that University of Balochistan is a public sector University and most of the students studying in this university belong to under privileged families. Increase in the fees by mythical proportions for under privileged students is unjust and an act of open hostility towards students. Balochistan government should intervene and the decision of undue increase in Fees should be withdrawn.
Published in The Balochistan Point on July 16th, 2014