PHC stops private schools from charging summer vacation fee

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PESHAWAR (9Newshd / Ary News – 5th Jul, 2019): The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday barred all the private educational institutions from collecting summer vacation fee.

A bench of the high court directed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Private School Regulatory Authority (KP-PSRA) to enforce its verdict.

It also directed the private schools that have already collected tuition for the summer vacation to return the same.

Earlier, the KP-PSRA had restrained all the private schools from charging summer/winter vacation fee from students.

The regulatory body through a circular issued on May 30, 2019 directed all the private schools not to charge summer/winter vacation fees.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, hearing a case pertaining to summer vacation fee, had observed that hike in private schools fee could only be made over ‘solid reasons.’

He said: “The Sindh High Court has ordered five percent increase in fee annually, while in another decision, the court ordered approval of a regulatory authority for fee hike as mandatory.”

The top court said the schools’ administration must also raise salaries of teachers if they increase fee. For more latest news Pakistan, visit 9newshd.tv

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