Private School Fee Hikes Since December 2017 Are Illegal: SHC


Sindh High Court has declared private school fee hikes after 20 December 2017 as illegal.

The Sindh High Court ordered to restore the school fees’ structure prevalent before December 20, 2017. The court further said, that any raise given or made unilaterally by the private schools after that date is illegal and has no legal significance.

The court asked the private school fee hikes to be adjusted from the parents.

A bench of the Sindh High Court was hearing a contempt of court petition filed by some parents against the private schools for not complying with the directive of the SHC asking not to raise tuition fees beyond the permissible limit under the laws.

During the hearing of private school fee hikes case, it emerged that these educational institutes were charging fees for three months in advance from the parents.

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Sindh High court took notice of this and asked the counsel of private schools under which law the advance fees for three months were being collected from the parents.

The Sindh High court stopped the private school fee hikes from collecting three months’ advance fees from the parent in one go.

Director Private Schools Mansoon Siddiqui was directed to submit a report about the fee structure of the private schools to the court.

The court warned that contempt proceeding will be initiated against those schools not complying with the court’s directives.

Further hearing of the private school fee hikes case was adjourned till December 17 2018.

During the proceeding, the counsel of the private schools told the court the schools were depositing the amount in contention with the Supreme Court as per its directives.


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