Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Numl increases fees in the name of 'developmental charges'

ISLAMABAD: National University of Modern Languages ​​(of numl) has fees in the name of "development costs" increased.

According to sources at the university in the last semester fees for Master programs were Rs22,500 per semester, the Rs24,500 were collected.

There was a general feeling among students, increasing costs due to additional security measures.

According to the charge Rs2,000 story became the costs of the development costs of the added section.

"If we do not understand the meaning of the university's development costs, we believe, the University invites us for increased safety," said a student, them asking not to be named.

"We do not understand why we pay for development to be or safety," said another student.

Sources of the University of Peshawar after school crisis, the university was closed for a month and saved the University a lot of money at the time. For a month, transport, public services and the cost of running generators were saved, they said.

"There is no justification for these development costs included in the fees," said an employee of the University, who asked not to be named.

Malik Amir Saleem, a numl spokesman, defended the fee increase. "Numl was charging a nominal fee, compared to other universities and thus an increase not yet made us an expensive university. In addition, these costs have nothing to do with security and development," he said.

A asked about the fees mentioned in the development costs of the bill, he said that the title of development costs is to cap current account and the amount can be neither past nor the development of security.

Numl currently operates under a regulation in 2000, it was announced by the Board of Governors of the University. When the university was founded, it was not clear whether. A term military or academic public Former president retired General Pervez Musharraf, the head of the board of directors, was both army chief and president.

Following the departure of Gen Pervez Musharraf, President Asif Ali Zardari, in 2011, made an arrangement that "the president of the Board of Governors (BOG) is the head of the army or his representative."

This Regulation shall expire after 90 days, because in this period, a bill will not be passed in both Houses of Parliament.

After the presidential decree was passed, a bill to appoint the head of the army as part (PPP) Chairman CS Pakistani people were in the National Assembly in 2011. succeeded, adopted the Bill in the House despite strong opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz placed (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Abid Sher Ali.

Abid Sher Ali, former chairman of the Standing Committee on Education, also opposed the initiative as a committee. However, the bill could not pass the Senate.

After numl public relations efforts are made to get the bill passed by Parliament.

According to the website of the University is the university that made by the Board, appointed by the Chief of Staff of the Army Inspector General Training and Evaluation (IGT & E) office as his representative has passed. Other members of the BOG include better management of the Director General Personnel (CEO), Chief Justice of the candidate of Pakistan, General Director Joint Headquarters, numl Rector Defence Secretary or his representative, Ministry of Education, Finance Ministry State Secretary or his nominee, Higher Education Commission President, numl DG and others.