Govt waves off Rs325m tuition fee of Tevta students

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Minister for Industries and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal on Tuesday announced that the Punjab Government has waved off one-year tuition fee worth Rs325 million of more than 100,000 students of Tevta.

Addressing a meeting in Tevta secretariat Aslam Iqbal added that Punjab Government took this initiative to support students in wake of Covid 19 pandemic. The decision was taken by finance and development committee and we are thankful to Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht of his keen interest in this matter, he said adding that Government of Punjab always stood firm to facilitate technical education in province. The meeting was also attended by Chairperson Ali Salman Siddique. Talking about details of the decision Mian Aslam Iqbal explained that tuition fee of sessions 2020-21 was waved off for regular students enrolled in 400 Tevta institutes.

Mian Aslam Iqbal went on to say that due to Covid-19 there was a financial crunch in the country, this decision would benefit the parents of students who were already facing problems. The government would fulfill its responsibility to provide skilled education and training to the students as this would also help them economically, he added.

Ali Salman Siddique said that it was a good decision of Punjab government to wave off fee. Government has always provided relief to the students, he said adding that since Covid Pandemic it was necessary to provide financial relief to the students.