Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Private schools: Fees for June, July abolished

The Directorate of Private Institution Sindh has restrained private schools in the province from collecting school fees for the months of June and July from matriculation students.“The annual exams of matriculation students will take place in March 2009 and their practical exams will end by the end of May, so there is no reason for the schools to charge fees for the months of June and July,” said Private Institutions Sindh Director Mansoob Ahmed Siddiqi.
According to an official notification, Siddiqi has urged parents to file written complaints to the directorate in case any school collects fees from them. While warning of stern action against the violation of directives, Siddiqi, however, gave private schools permission to collect fees up to the month of May from matriculation students.The directives were issued in light of the last academic year when private schools charged fees for June and July from matriculation students despite clear instructions against doing so from the concerned authorities.
Meanwhile, the Directorate of Private Institutions has launched a survey to identify unregistered private institutions besides schools that unilaterally raise fees without permission from the directorate.The officials of the directorate on Tuesday inspected schools situated in Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Gulshan Iqbal for the purpose.

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