The registration and the examination fees of the students of the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority—TEVTA has been revised by more than 50percent, as per the reports of local media on Sunday.
The increase on fees of course for 1 and 2 years has been announced via a notification.
The fee for the 2 years course has been increased from Rs500 to Rs1,200 while the fees on the 1-year course have surged from Rs500 to Rs1,000.
The fees on other courses have also been increased up to 50percent.
The students of technical education are required to pay both the registration and the examination fees in one go.
Government has been asked by the parents to withdraw this surge in the fees.
On the 26th of April, Shafqat Mehmood—the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training had said that the skilled youth could uplift the national economy via cost-efficient processes and could fulfil the requirements of the industrial human resource.
The minister had said this while he was addressing the inauguration ceremony of a “Job Fair and Skills Expo” arranged by the Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) in unison with the TVET Sector Support Programme in Karachi for promoting the workplace-based training.
The TVET Sector Support is getting funded by the European Union and the Germany and Norway government.
A large proportion of entrepreneurs, members of the chamber of commerce, business fraternity and industry associations attended the event.