RAWALPINDI  - All the eight educational boards of Punjab have issued formal notification to increase exam and other miscellaneous fees of matriculation and intermediate part I and II.

According to Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi sources, the step has been taken due to financial crisis. Earlier, all the boards of intermediate and secondary education of Punjab had decided to increase exam and other miscellaneous fees of matriculation and intermediate part I and II.

The implementation on decision would be formally implemented from the new educational year.

The Punjab government recently decided to increase the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) exam fees for the upcoming acadmic year. The decision was taken with the approval of the chairpersons of all eight Punjab-based boards.

According to the notification, the admission fee for SSC (arts group) has been increased from Rs700 to Rs800 and for the science group, it has gone from Rs800 to Rs900. Similarly, HSSC fees have been increased by Rs100 and Rs150 for parts one and two respectively.

Board transfer fees have been increased by Rs500, whereas the issuance of certificate fee has been increased by Rs100.

With the introduction of new system, students will be able to check their results on the websites of their respective boards, besides being able to get their results on a CD for Rs100, said an official.

The Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) will announce  the SSC part-II results on July 25 while the SSC part-I results would be announced on  August 25, as will the other boards in Punjab. Moreover, the Punjab government has introduced an online admission and results system  in all eight boards “ Rawalpindi, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, and Sargodha, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur and Gujranwala”  and banned the manual system of announcing results, he added.

Students will get their result details on their respective boards websites and through CDs. Sources said that no board will issue gazettes. Upcoming SSC and HSSC results will be announced by following the newly introduced system and similarly, an online system will be used for registration for future exams.