• Sindh education dept orders private schools to return extra fees

    Sindh education dept orders private schools to return extra fees File Photo Sindh education dept orders private schools to return extra fees

    Private schools increasing tuition fees by more than 5% will have to return the extra-charged amount, stated the education department quoting an order on the matter from Sindh High Court.

    According to the education department, registration will be cancelled of those schools that will not return the extra money to parents/guardians of students.

    On September 3, SHC barred private schools from increasing their tuition fee more than 5%.

    A three-judge larger bench of the SHC comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Ashraf Jehan announced their verdict in an earlier reserved judgment on pleas filed by parents regarding the increase in school fee.

    An increase of more than 5% in the tuition fee charged by schools is illegal, the bench ruled.

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