Cambridge announces whooping hike in exam fees for O and A Level students in Pakistan

Web Desk 08:53 PM | 23 Jan, 2023
Cambridge announces whooping hike in exam fees for O and A Level students in Pakistan
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LAHORE – The Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) has jacked up fees for registration of its upcoming examination series – May/June session 2023 – for students of O and A levels in Pakistan where families are already facing skyrocketing inflation.

The UK-based education provider has increased registration fee by 16 percent per subject, a move that will affect 85,000 students across the country.

As per the new CAIE policy, the fee for the students of O’ Level, intending to appear in the Pakistan Studies, Islamiyat and Urdu exams, has been increased by around Rs10,000 per session, whereas the spike is around Rs15,000 for the 11th graders with five subjects, English, Mathematics and three natural sciences. Similarly, the total fee for the three standard natural science subjects of A Level has been hiked by almost Rs 6,000.

An official of a school said the CAIE received Rs19,340 per science subject for O Level and it has now been increased to Rs22,390, while the fee for each non-science subject has been jacked up to Rs20,340.

If a student elects Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies and Urdu or O Level, he will pay Rs61,000 registration fee, which was Rs52,500 last year, whereas the students picking Math, English, Computer Science, Chemistry and Physics will pay around Rs150,000 for the upcoming session. 

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279 282
Euro EUR 296.67 297.26
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.71 332.41
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.21 73.51
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.72
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.

As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.


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