Private school told to return extra fees charged from students

Published: May 2, 2018
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PESHAWAR: The newly formed Private Schools Regulatory Authority has formally started working in the province, conducing surprise visits and inspections of private schools to implement the government’s regulations and orders of the court.

Following up on complaints received from parents, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Private School Regularity Authority (KP-PSRA), the body’s Managing Director Syed Zafar Ali Shah along with director operations and deputy director (Registration & Fee Regulations) inspected different private schools in the provincial capital to see how much of the K-P-PSRA Regulations 2018, and Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) orders were being implemented.

Private schools increase fees

The officers checked whether the institution was charging half the tuition fee from the second or third child of the same parents, charging a tuition fee for more than 30-days of vacations, raising the annual fee by more than three per cent, charging promotion fee, charging transport fees during vacations.

During the inspection of the Qadims Lumiere Private School in University Town, the officials did not find any increase in annual fee, or increase in monthly fees, charging transportation fees during vacations or charging promotion fees.

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However, the school administration had failed to implement the sibling policy and charging of half of the tuition fee from the second and third child of the same parents in their institution which is against the spirit of the Judgment.

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Officers of the authority directed the school administration to return this fees within a week. At the expiry of this, the officers would visit the institution again to check on compliance.

The school administration assured the officers for the full compliance of the orders including the refunded the excessive fees to the parents.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 2nd, 2018.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Aftab
    May 2, 2018 - 11:27AM

    The decision for return of june july 2018 fee should also be declared for islamabad private schoolsRecommend

  • Mohammad Baig
    May 2, 2018 - 11:44PM

    These are the factories minting billions in the name of education and need rigorous accountability.
    Most of the factories are registered with the titles of Private Ltd but claiming to provide the quality education.
    However, it should be noted for information that these factories are established with the kind consent of the ruling elites who are the major beneficiaries and the supporters too.
    These schools are producing a new breed that will produce a class difference in the society and that is horrible with its consequences in the long run.Recommend

  • Naqib
    May 3, 2018 - 6:32AM

    My son promotion fees is not return by Farward public school Ring road.and secondly my 3 children are in FCA school but not return Jun July 2018 fees.Recommend

  • Muhammad Fayaz
    May 17, 2018 - 12:40PM

    warsak public school in warsak garri shardad does not implement high court desicion about promotion fee,sibling 50 person conseccion and other order. i am requesting from KPK Pravite school authorty to visite to that school and implement high court order i shape of 50 persent conssetion in fee,return of promotion fee etcRecommend

  • sikandar khan
    Aug 30, 2018 - 8:36PM

    The private school, Peshawar Model School boys VI and Global High School Zaryab colony, Peshawar are not implementing insisting charging full fee during summer vacation. I request from KPK Private School Authority to visit to that schools and implement high Court order and order not to collect summer vacation fee from any student.Recommend

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