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  • LETTER from PARIS: Down with Pythagoras, Caesar, Goethe & Plato!

    While a number of other Socialist politicians say the reforms, if passed, could be “a shipwreck for France’s cultural uniqueness”, former president Nicolas Sarkozy has qualified the education minister as an icon of President Francois Hollande’s “unrelenting quest for mediocrity”...

    “Yes, why learn about Pythagoras, the Roman and Greek civilisations and read Julius Caesar, Goethe and Plato while there’s so much more wisdom in rap...

  • Students protest in Dhaka against tax on university fees

    DHAKA: Thousands of students staged street protests in the Bangladeshi capital for a second straight day on Thursday against a tax on university fees which they say discriminates against private higher education...

    5 per cent value added tax slapped recently on fees for private universities where thousands of Bangladeshi students are enrolled, but not those for public institutions...

  • PMDC allows medical colleges to increase fees

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Monday agreed in principle to increase the fee for private medical colleges subject to certain conditions...

    Colleges have been informed that fees can only be increased to no more than Rs800,000 if they ensure admissions are on merit, improve infrastructure, provide free medical education to 5pc students and submit an affidavit that they will follow the agreement...

  • Chief justice takes notice of 'exorbitant' fees levied on applicants for govt jobs

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took notice of an application filed by a university student pertaining to the high fees liable to be paid by applicants for job vacancies, according to a statement issued from the public relations department of the Supreme Court...

    In the application, the university student had complained that the fee required to apply for many positions was too high for those who are unemployed... ...

  • Parents feel the heat of summer fees

    SAHIWAL: Parents have complained that private schools are collecting tuition fee for summer vacation months -- June to August -- from them in violation the Punjab education secretary school’s order that fee be collected month to month...

    Ali, of Farid Town, said his two sons were enrolled in a private school of the locality and “it is hard for me and many of mine friends to deposit three-month fee in the first week of June”...

  • Reduced varsity fees

    It is not possible for any underdeveloped country to move forward on the path of development without decreasing semester fees to some extent, particularly for students of public-sector universities...

    To achieve these goals, it is imperative for Pakistan to broaden the base of higher education by helping students from low-income families to acquire university education...

  • High school fees

    APROPOS of Faisal Bari’s article ‘Anti-competitive practices’ (April 24), it is unfortunate that parents are willing to pay high fees but never ask the authorities to justify the high charges...

  • School fees

    THIS is apropos Yasmeen Hyder’s letter ‘School fees’ (May 7)...

    In fact, the wrong plea by these high-profile schools for charging hefty fee even for summer vacations on account of payment of salaries to their faculty and staff for vacations is unjustified...

  • School fees

    IT is a matter of concern that private schools all over the country charge fees for summer vacations...

    This is a matter of concern for inflation-stricken parents...

  • Fall of the roaming empire: EU scraps mobile travel fees

    BRUSSELS: The EU rang in the end of roaming charges for Europeans using mobile phones within the 28-nation bloc on Thursday in what under-pressure Brussels hailed as one of its greatest successes...

    A decade in the making, the move comes in time for the summer holidays when millions of Europeans will be on the move, and is a public relations coup at a time when the bloc is under fire over Brexit and other problems...

  • MPs find fault with new fees and treatment of VIPs at airports

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee upbraided the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday for increasing its fees at airports in the country when even privileged passengers find the facilities lacking in standard...

    While discussing the new fees of Rs1,000 and Rs300 charged respectively from international and domestic passengers, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat noted the discomfort that business...

  • Fed up with exorbitant fees, parents take on private schools

    ISLAMABAD: Parents of students from some of the capital’s top private schools gathered to protest an inordinate increase in fees and called upon the authorities to devise a mechanism to maintain a check and balance on private institutions and streamline their fee structures...

    The demonstrators claimed that the school administration thought of parents as “ATM machines”, charging them exorbitant fees at will...

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