Gilgit, May 28: While hundreds of families in Gojal, Hunza, Nagar and Gilgit are suffering from the worst crisis of their lives, the authorities at Aga Khan Education Services Pakistan seem to be unaware of their difficulties. In a recently issued notification AKESP has raised tuition fees for all classes by 15 %, informed sources have told Pamir Times.
An AKES official on condition of anonymity told Pamir Times that AKESP increases the tuition fees every year and the recent notification is a continuation of the normal practice. He, however, said that the decision is inconsiderate and is likely to trigger more frustration in the region.
It is pertinent to note that AKESP is one of the largest private school systems in Gilgit – Baltistan.
Public circles have condemned and rejected the fee hike decision and demanded relief for the affected people. A representative of the Gojal Youth Organization alleged that AKESP is getting millions of dollars in aid from international agencies and using most of the funds for paying bulky salaries to its staff. He demanded that AKESP shall waive fee for all the affected regions.