Balochistan High Court bars universities from charging fees from students for online classes
A divisional bench of the BHC passed this order on a petition
The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Tuesday barred all universities in the province from charging fees from students for online classes. The divisional bench of the BHC comprising chief justice, Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail and Justice Nazeer Ahmed Langove on a petition filed by the Baloch Students Organization (BSO). Counsel for BSO, Attaullah Langove advocate appeared before the court in this regard.
The court ordered the higher education commission and all universities not to charge any fees during online classes in the province. Counsel for BSO, Mr. Langove pleaded before the court that most areas of the province were deprived of internet facility and that students could not participate in online classes.
Secretary higher education and registrar Balochistan University also appeared before the court.
Hearing of the cases was adjourned till June 30th.
The higher education commission on the directives of federal education ministry had launched online classes across the country in the aftermath of outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country. The underlying reason behind the decision was to save precious time of students during the lockdown and closure of educational institutions.