Private schools now have to charge fees on a monthly basis

January 11, 2019

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The Directorate of Private Schools has ordered all private schools to charge fees on a monthly basis from now on, including summer fees.

In a notification, director Mansoob Siddiqui has said that private schools will have to charge students monthly fees instead of bimonthly or quarterly fees. This means, the fee for January can only be charged in January and the same goes for the June and July fees that schools previously charged earlier in the year.

Charging quarterly or bimonthly fees, according to the director, is in violation of the Sindh Private Educational Institutions (Regulation and Control) Ordinance, 2001 Amendment Act, 2003.

Siddiqui said that parents have complained about schools charging advance fees.

Related: Students from low-income families will make up 10% enrolment at Sindh’s private schools

Schools have also been instructed to adjust half the advance summer fees they have already charged students for last year by February 13 (within two months of the December 13, 2018 Supreme Court verdict).

If the schools fail to do this, action will be taken against them. This action could lead to the suspension or cancellation of the school’s registration.

During the Sindh Assembly session on Thursday, Sindh Education Minister Syed Sardar Shah said that all private schools have to obey the Supreme Court’s order. He said along with taking back their exorbitant fee increases beyond 5%, all private schools will have to ensure that 10% of their enrolment is of students from low-income households who are being provided free-of-charge education.

 
 
 
 
 

13 Comments

  1. Younus   January 11, 2019 4:50 pm/ Reply

    Ghazi Foundation School still charging june july fees in jan and feb in all campus plzz take action against them ….

  2. Ahtasham Latif   January 11, 2019 9:32 pm/ Reply

    Oxford Islamic Scientific School Golden Town Shah Faisal Colony Karachi is still Charging June July fee in all campuses as advance I can provide the paid slips voucher of my children’s school june adv fee if needed at any legal forum.They have also charged same in last year and not adjust the advance fee in next months according the court orders..which is absolutely against the supreme court’s order.Ple take serious action all parents will be so kind on this action.my call no is 03458285824

  3. Ashraf Khan   January 12, 2019 9:55 am/ Reply

    Who will ensure that parents make the monthly payments as per issued challan?

  4. Faraz   January 12, 2019 11:54 am/ Reply

    Sunbeams grammar school junior campus block f north nazimabad hayderi branch still charging June July fees in advance please take action

  5. Jamil ur   January 12, 2019 2:07 pm/ Reply

    Whaere we should go to reguster a complain for these instances.

  6. Fatima   January 13, 2019 12:56 pm/ Reply

    Plz suggest where do I go for complain bcz in my son’s school karachi public school they did’nt slash dwn fees by 20 percnt .I got voucher for jan/feb fees with the same previous amount plz take action for this schoil.

  7. Kashif   January 13, 2019 3:02 pm/ Reply

    The interim supreme Court order has directed twenty schools with their names to reduce the fees by 20%.
    Others schools administration say this order does not pertain to them.

  8. FAIZ   January 15, 2019 11:53 am/ Reply

    The interim supreme Court order has directed twenty schools with their names to reduce the fees by 20%.
    Others schools administration say this order does not pertain to them. Falcon House Grammar School management charged June-2019 and July-2019 fees School Management said the order pertain Becone house , City and Foundation School Kindly Take action against this MAFIA which torcher middle order families.

  9. Burhan   January 15, 2019 12:51 pm/ Reply

    and what about ANNUAL FUND, EXAMINATION FEE etc.

  10. muhammad faisal   January 16, 2019 3:39 pm/ Reply

    Cresent public school still charging june july fees in jan and feb in all campus plzz take action against them

    adress / malir saudabad campus 01 and khokharapar No. 3 near royal crown hall back side plzzz take action

  11. FAHEEM AHMED BALOCH   January 17, 2019 2:13 pm/ Reply

    Still they are taking same fees as previous. They said once they receive SINDH EDUCATION BOARD NOTIFICATION. Then it will be implement. I don’t know why SINDH EDUCATION BOARD not issuing NOTIFICATION.

  12. Shoaib chhipa   January 18, 2019 3:03 am/ Reply

    Assalaamu alaikum, janaab takriban karachi k sub hee school jan feb ki fees charge kar rahain hain kis k pass jain school wale kehtein hain koi notification nahi aya ha kia karain sir t v par news chalane se kuch nahi hota koi action lain har saal esi trah hota ha or hota rahega kuch nahi hone wala

  13. Mani   January 18, 2019 2:19 pm/ Reply

    THE BENCHMARK SCHOOL SYSTEM , Main Abul Hasan Isphahni Road Still Charging Feb./June Fees & Mar./July Fees in their 2 Campuses (Main Campus & Girls Campus). They do not cut 20% Fees at all. Kindly take some serious against them & give some relief to the Parents.


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