First Meeting of BoG: Gordon College’s Rawalpindi BS fee to remain unchanged:
RAWALPINDI: The fee structure of BS Program of all 26 Government Colleges of the Punjab province will remain unchanged and there will be no increase in fees of the students studying in the BS Program of Gordon College Rawalpindi.
The First meeting of the Board of Governors of Gordon College Rawalpindi held here on Wednesday was informed that the immovable property of the Gordon College will also not be sold.
Punjab Provincial Minister for Education, Mujtaba Shuja presided over the meeting. Vice Chairman, Board of Governors/Commissioner Rawalpindi, Zahid Saeed attended the meeting.
The meeting was informed that the terms and conditions of the regular employees of the government colleges in Punjab province will also remain unchanged.
The Board of the Governors could not terminate services of the regular employees and they would continue to perform their duties as usual.
The meeting declared that the BS Program would be equal to the Master Degree of other colleges and expressed the confidence that the students of BSP program would come out as education expert.
Addressing the meeting, the Punjab Provincial Minister of Education said that Chief Minister of Punjab, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has made it clear that fee structure of the BS Program launched in 26 colleges of Punjab will not be revised and the fees would remain unchanged.
These colleges would also not be privatized and these colleges have been given autonomy by constituting board of governors which would resolve matter of college funds and other measures at the spot, he added.
The Minister said the teachers of these colleges would work under the previous authority and their rules and regulations would not be changed, adding, the procedure of their promotions would remain same hence, they should not be worried.
To meet the financial requirements, the Chief Minister Punjab has allocated Rs 250 million for development expenditure and Rs.250 million for non development expenditures which would soon be released by the Finance Department to save these colleges from any financial issue for initial two years.
EDO Revenues Zubair Khan, Secretary of the Board, Principal Gordon College, Dr. Abdul Qayyum Bhatti, Director Colleges, Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Members Kamran Rasool, Raja Shahid Zafar, Vice Chancellor Gujrat University, Dr. Nizamuddin, Additional Secretary, Education Department, Muhammad Akram Chaudhary, Ashfaq Mehmood Khan attended the meeting.
(Published in “The News” on Wednesday, January 19, 2011)