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.”