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Sindh’s private schools can’t make parents buy books or stationery

April 19, 2019
Sindh’s private schools can’t make parents buy books or stationery

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The Sindh education department said on Friday that it will take legal action against any private schools selling uniforms, books, copies or stationery to parents at higher prices.

According to a notice issued by the department to all private school, they cannot make it compulsory for parents to only buy uniforms, books, copies and stationery from their schools.

The notice further states that if any school is found selling these materials at higher prices than what is being sold in the open market, they will be penalized.

The education department had been receiving complaints against private schools for a while. Earlier, parents of private school students had complained that their children’s schools were trying to fleece them with these charges.

Related: Private schools in Karachi are selling Rs40 notebooks for Rs140  

Parents had complained that private schools are trying to force them to purchase school books and stationery for the entire year from the schools and that too at higher prices.

The parents had even appealed to the prime minister and the chief justice of Pakistan to take notice of this situation.

The education department has formed teams to ensure implementation of the order. The teams will also be conducting raids at different schools to make sure they are complying with the order.

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12 Comments

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    Irfan Anjum   April 19, 2019 11:05 pm/ Reply

    Pak Grammer school Garden. U r making us fool, I named the school where I purchased all these books. Shame sindh education department. Stupidity at high level.

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    Qamar Abbas   April 19, 2019 11:09 pm/ Reply

    There are too many schools in karachi where this type of business is being done parents are compelled and even force to buy from the schools books stationries bages uniforms at the exorbitant prices I call upon the government to take strict action aganist all such schools there is a one such kind of school in my locality Qasba coloney UC 8 and the school name is Helcon secondary school its owner has become rich overnight and he has billions of ruppes in his account and doesn’t even pay tax to government the school owner has many schools branches

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    Gnay Aly Akber   April 20, 2019 3:08 am/ Reply

    It’s very good decision but only can be successful if the said ministry make arrangements to raid private schools which have become a mafia in this megapolition city particularly City schools and it’s affiliated chains of schools and so is Beacon House School systems and it’s affiliatede chains of schools and all private schools had already recovered SUMMER VACATIONS FEES 100% IN ADVANCE AND IF ANY PARENT COMOLAINT WITH MANAGEMENT THEN THE PENALIZE CHILDREN, ABUSE WITH PARENTS WITH VERY DEROGARITY REMARKS

    HENCE, JUST ISSUING CIRCULAR IS NOT ENOUGH

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    Tariq A.N   April 21, 2019 9:09 am/ Reply

    All Private Schools Management Association Sindh
    All Private Schools Management Association Sindh
    APSMA Sindh cannot stand support for the private schools of Sindh/Karachi in minting profits out of Books & Uniform selling business. The silence of APSMA is clear endorsement to the jungle rule of forcing compliance by helpless parents to purchase all books, copies, stationery, uniform etc at inflated price tag. This injust on society is illegal and clear challenge to the writ of state. The state and state functionery are to safe guard the basic rights of citizen who try to serve decent education to their offsprings. Allah give APSMA the courage to realize this injustice, speak against it and enforce its power to correct for the sake of Society at large.

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    annomious   April 26, 2019 11:47 am/ Reply

    the Kent city school korangi no 4 Zaman town .Private school charged syllabus fee in different bank account no. court order ki waat laga di private schools na. no action performed against school mafiaa.

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    Ali   April 26, 2019 12:39 pm/ Reply

    the kent city school korangi 4 selling syllabus with different bank account name.no action against school mafias.

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    Anonymous   May 11, 2019 2:47 pm/ Reply

    Fortune House School Gulshan e Iqbal is running on amenity plot designated for Library no buddy can ask this question.

    School not returned fees of last year vacation 2019 according to Supreme Court so called orders even waisting time on this no buddy can ask this question?

    School not decreased the fees according to orders no buddy can ask this question?

    The joint venture of schools with stationary shops has been started no buddy can ask this question?

    School is again getting June 2019 fee no buddy can ask this question?

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    Tahir   June 24, 2019 12:57 pm/ Reply

    Sesame academy is selling 40 rupees copy in 80 rupees!

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    Muhammad Arif   July 10, 2019 12:24 pm/ Reply

    Al-Rehman Academy, Surjani Town Sector-2 me Madarsa ke plot pe tameer hy. Lekin un se puchhne wala koi nahi.

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    Khurram   July 19, 2019 3:29 pm/ Reply

    The Smart School DHA phase 1, Forced to to buy books & copies + stationery. Publisher is TSS (the smart school). It is not available in open market not even in urdu Bazar. This is how they are doing business. Stationery purchased by us are placed in school with no evidence that it will be used 100%.
    This is height of Cheating. Jun July fees charged ok but what for the Annual charges are charged. (What is the justification)
    Extremely Shameful act.

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    taimoor   July 22, 2019 1:40 pm/ Reply

    All are schools tool the fees of holidays, May & June.
    Now they increase the fees annually from July 2019.
    There is no importance of SINDH HIGH COURT notification.
    They are doing tax free business sinece 30-35 years and now they are billionaires.
    I would like to request you kindly forward this complain through your channels and take necessary action

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    Anonymous   August 8, 2019 9:38 am/ Reply

    as salaam,
    Private School Charging Extra Enrollment Fees for 9th Class 2019, But in Board of Secondary Education Web Site Circular Available, Total Fees Is Rs.600+ 100 Form Fees Total Rs.700, but suddenly Private School Charging a 2000 Rupees against Enrollment Fees.

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