June 19, 2024 19:11 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
With Modi's re-election, Justin Trudeau wants to engage on some 'very serious issues' | Fire breaks out at iconic Hollong Bungalow in Bengal's Jalpaiguri | Portion of under-construction bridge collapses in Bihar's Araria | PM Modi performs Ganga aarti in Varanasi on his first visit since LS polls victory | Mamata Banerjee calls on BJP MP Anant Maharaj in Coochbehar, triggers speculation
Pakistan: Students of Karakoram University in Gilgit protest against fee hike
Photo Courtesy Pixabay

Pakistan: Students of Karakoram University in Gilgit protest against fee hike

| @indiablooms | 17 Sep 2023, 08:05 pm

Students of Karakoram International University (KIU) in Pakistan's Gilgit city recently demonstrated against the administration for an unprecedented fee hike.

The poor students of the university said they are unable to pay the hiked semester fees.

The unreasonable raise in the university fees has affected the students and their parents as administration has allegedly increased the fees by 25 per cent two times in a semester, the news agency reported.

A student protesting against the University told ANI: “Before we could enter the second semester, they had already released the notification regarding 25% hike in the fees, after we submitted the fees they again raised the fees by 25% for the same semester, due to which the situation here has deteriorated further."

Students have blamed the Vice Chancellor of the university for corruption and fleecing money from the students for his personal tours abroad.

A student from Karakoram University revealed that the Vice Chancellor remains absent from the University and spends money granted for the development of the university on his foreign tours.

She told ANI, “Gilgit Baltistan is a region which doesn’t have much resources (for education). Most of the students here are financially poor. The Vice Chancellor of the University is found to be on a tour to China or other foreign tourist destinations most of the time. He doesn’t come here and stays in Islamabad. He should facilitate the students here, but he is never present at the University. It shows the irresponsible attitude and incompetence of the Vice Chancellor”

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.