Punjab Minister for Trade and Industries has announced to waive off registration and exam fee of Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) for one year due to the coronavirus situation.
This was stated by Punjab Industries and Trade Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal during a press conference at DGPR office on Friday.
He added that it is expected that 90,000 students will take admission in TEVTA institutions in 2020-21 and admission fee amounting to Rs320 million will not be received from them as well. “Board registration and exam fee of 17,000 students of private technical institutions taking part in PBTE had also been waived off.”
This way, students will receive a relief amounting to around Rs230 million by PBTE, he added. “Punjab government has decided to provide a total relief of Rs550 million to the students of technical institutions.”
The provincial minister further said that Rs1.5 billion were earmarked for ‘Hunarmand Nojawan Programme’ and no fee will be received from the students getting training under this programme.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2020.
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