RAWALPINDI - Students of private schools and their parents have voiced strong protest against the unprecedented raise in registration and admission fee by the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE).

Admission form fee has been increased to Rs 200 and Rs 600 are being charged as certificate fee from the students no matter they pass in the examination or otherwise. The certificate fee is extortion tax which has been imposed by the board, said a group of the students of private schools.

The chief minister Punjab has waived admission and registration fee of the students studying in state run institution but the students of private sector schools and colleges are being charged the admission and registration fee at highly inflated rate.

This discrimination with the students of private schools should come to end, as it is anti-education, said a group of parents of students. The students appealed to the chief minister Punjab to take personal interest in the matter and direct the education board to withdraw its decision to increase the fees otherwise they will take to streets.