KARACHI: CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday warned public school and educational institutions against collecting examination fees from students of class IX to XII, ARY News reported.
Taking notice of media reports. the CM said that the provincial government would bear all the expenses relating to examinations of class IX to XII enrolled in public sector educational institutions. Therefore, no public school or educational board is entitled to collect examination fee.
Some media reports suggested that schools are collecting examination fee from the students of class IX and Xth on the ground that the government has not issued such notification.
He added that he had issued clear directives and had approved the budget for the purpose and the school education department has issued a notification dated April 20, 2017.
CM Sindh said that he would not tolerate such a negligence and “all the schools are hereby directed to stop the collection of registration, enrolment and annual examination fee from the students enrolled in government schools,” he and added otherwise strict action would be taken against the delinquents.
“With the approval of the competent authority, i.e chief minister, Sindh the school education department, government of Sindh will bear all the expenses relating to registration, enrolment and annual examination fees for all the students of class IX to IIX enrolled in public sector educational institutions in the province of Sindh with immediate effect,” the notification issued on April 20, 2017, reads.
CM Sindh through secretary school education has issued directives to all the government schools and colleges to implement the notification in true letter and spirit.