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SHC bars private schools from charging extra fees


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

12th Mar, 2020. 01:19 pm
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SHC SUMMER VACATION NOTIFICATION

Sindh High Court SHC bars private schools from charging extra amount of fees from students regardless of tution fees.

School manager of Sindh appeared in Court.

SHC bars private schools from charging extra amount of fees from students regardless of tution fees.

Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar presiding over case remarked that the private schools made education and the pursuit of knowledge nothing more than a business opportunity.

Justice Mazhar inquired that do schools themselves have any responsibility towards students or will the parents just keep spending money in the name of these events?

Court asked the DG Dr Mansoob Siddiqui to brief the court over rules regarding the private schools.

The court remarked that “You didn’t know about the rules made by you and what are you doing.”

The Chief Justice of Sindh High Court remarked that the private school charging Rs 38,000 as tuition fees, Rs 750 on the name of sports and Rs 600 on the name of photocopy.

Director Private Schools admonished by the court for not implementing and regulating schools properly

The judge asked the director if he even knew what was happening in schools across the province, to which the DG answered that schools have been told to not take even a rupee extra except the tuition fee, any charges taken other than the tuition fee are wrongful.

Court said that private schools have made education and the pursuit of knowledge nothing more than a business opportunity.

The court inquired that do the schools themselves have any responsibility towards the students or will the parents just keep doling out money in the name of these events

The court issued orders for private schools to not charge an iota more than the tuition fee, the court also directed the director for private schools to sit with stakeholders on the matter and resolve the matter in light of the current court orders and previously announced verdicts on the matter.

Court also ordered director public school to submit a follow-up report on the matter which should uphold court orders.

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