Restraining order: Private schools stopped from collecting summer vacation fee

She said schools were still forcing parents to pay the fee


Our Correspondent May 28, 2015
She said schools were still forcing parents to pay the fee. PHOTO: PAKISTANTODAY

LAHORE:


Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi of Lahore High Court (LHC) restrained private schools on Thursday from collecting fees during summer vacation. The court directed the government to advertise the order in the media.


The judge heard a petition moved by Advocate Sheeba Qaisar. She told the judge the government had already issued a notification stopping private schools from collecting fee for summer vacation. She said schools were still forcing parents to pay the fee.

Education Department officials attending the hearing told the court they had not received any complaints from parents or students on the matter. Justice Qureshi observed that the court would not tolerate concealing of facts. He directed that the government advertise the notification in newspapers.

The judge directed the Education Department to take action against the schools charging fee for summer vacation and submit a report at the next hearing. The court adjourned the hearing until June 2.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 29th, 2015. 

COMMENTS (38)

Shuja | 6 years ago | Reply Sir, I like to bring in your knowledge the following issue about the monthly fee The Bahria Foundation College, Block “J”, North Nazimabad Campus that they have not reduces the monthly fee of child as per regular release by Government announcement Dated 21.09.2015. Mr. Nawaz Sharif has instruct to reduces the fee to the previous settled amount. As per our previous conversation the school management told us that they will adjust the fee in current month, then why the school management is not adjust the respective amount as per their commitment. As Government has already instructed to institution to decrease the fee to previous amount. Father of Your School Child
Muhammad Tahir Baig | 6 years ago | Reply Some of the school chains are not sending bills but most sre sending bills. Secondly APSAC is the biggest chain of schools nationwide (Army Public School and College) and is run by our dear pakistan army.
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