The Caretaker Health Minister, Dr. Saad Niaz, presided over a recent meeting where medical colleges and universities in Sindh discussed the possibility of a significant fee increase of up to 50% for the upcoming academic session. Representatives from these institutions proposed the increase, highlighting the impact of inflation on the cost of education.
The caretaker minister carefully considered their request and directed officials to prepare a summary for submission to the provincial cabinet for approval. The proposal includes a 50% increase in both admission and academic session fees. Dr. Niaz highlighted the importance of balancing financial sustainability for educational institutions with ensuring accessibility for students.
The meeting also addressed preparations for the upcoming Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT). Strict measures were discussed to address cheating during the exam, including a recommendation to the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) for a one-year ban on students caught cheating.
This potential fee increase has sparked controversy and raised concerns among students and their families. If approved, it could have significant implications for future medical professionals in the region. As discussions progress, updates on this viral news and the happening situation will be shared. Stay tuned for more information.
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