Many of private schools still not complying with fee reduction orders

Staff Reporter

Many of the private schools operating in the federal capital still have not provided 20 percent discount in the fee charges for the months of April and May in wake of closure of schools due to third wave of Covid-19, as per clear the directives of the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) and the relevant ministry.

The decision of 20 percent reduction in the fee of private educational institutions charging fee above Rs 8000 was announced by the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood in response to the demand of the parents facing economic hardships and notified on May 3.

The schools who charged monthly or bimonthly fee were supposed to adjust the 20 percent reduction in the fee charges of the month of June and onward however only few schools notified properly and complied with the orders in letter and spirit by providing discount.

“The school management was supposed to notify and inform parents about the fee reduction orders and send the revised fee challan to them at the start of the month of June adjusting the discount for the previous two months (April-May) but they remained silent”, Saqib Ali, a parent of three children said.

“The schools management gave discount of only five to ten percent to those parents of the students who insisted again and again to send the revised fee after adjusting the discount”, he said while talking to media.

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