The administration of the University of Sindh has decided to withdraw a hike in annual admission fee after students’ protest.
On Monday, the SU Vice-chancellor Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro while presiding over a meeting of deans committee reversed the decision of increase in the admission fee that approved by the syndicate to overcome financial difficulties.
The committee decided to take up the matter of withdrawal of increased admission fees in the next meeting of the syndicate for further resolution. The vice chancellor Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro said that the syndicate members would be requested in the next meeting that the approval might be granted to the action of withdrawal of increased fees for both the students studying under the merit and self-finance categories.
He said that the students enrolled under merit and self-finance categories had been directed to submit their pre-determined admission fees before the commencement of examinations scheduled from July 6.
“Withdrawing the modest increase in admission fees, the deans committee has decided to conduct the first semester examinations of students studying in the second, fourth and fifth years from July 6 to July 17 while the online classes of first year and MA, MSc , MBA Previous will continue during this period in order to complete their courses,” the statement issued by the SU spokesperson read.
It was also decided in the meeting that the controller of examinations will prepare the timetable for the semester exams of 2nd, 4th and 5th year- students by Tuesday after the meeting of the concerned quarters.
The house agreed that the students of second, fourth and fifth years could submit their online examination forms by July 5. The meeting unanimously approved that a help desk would also be set up in the controller’s office, where from the students would be provided necessary guidance regarding the exams.
“For the convenience of the students, they will also be given a day break during the exams so that they may prepare fully for their papers without any tension”, the house established.
It was also decided in the meeting that 40 marks would be given on assignments and 60 marks on paper while every paper would carry 100 marks and the duration for the papers would be two hours. The house established that the semester examinations of first and third years as well as MA, MSc & MBA Previous would be conducted after Eid-ul-Adha