High Court Sindh Gives Massive Financial Relief to Matric and Inter Students

In a significant development, the Sindh High Court has issued an order preventing educational boards in the province from collecting fees for exams and certificates from both matriculation and intermediate students.

The appeal made by the educational boards to review the order, presented to the SHC Sukkur bench presided over by Justice Iqbal Kalhoro and Justice Arbab Ali, was rejected. The legal representative of the educational boards had requested the court to reconsider the decision that imposed limitations on the collection of fees.

Despite the plea, the SHC upheld its earlier ruling, exempting matriculation and intermediate students from paying fees for exams and certificates. A report submitted to the court highlighted that the Sindh government had declared free education up to the intermediate level across the province in 2017. It further stated that the educational boards receive financial support from the provincial government for conducting examinations and issuing certificates to students.

During the court proceedings, the Assistant Advocate General assured that the necessary funds would be released by the provincial government to the educational boards.

High Court Sindh Gives Massive Financial Relief to Matric and Inter Students

In Karachi, intermediate students are actively protesting what they perceive as ‘unfair marking.’ A considerable number of students, who did not pass the intermediate exams, are submitting scrutiny forms in large quantities at the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK). In addition, parents have expressed frustration with the exam results, emphasizing that they are using their savings for their children’s education. The parents noted that the BIEK charges Rs 400 for the scrutiny of each subject.

Meanwhile, the education department has established a committee to investigate the issue, and the submission of scrutiny forms will continue until February 12.

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