Wednesday, August 17, 2022

SC reserves verdict on private school fee case

SC reserves verdict on private school fee case
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a number of petitions pertaining to education institutions and increase in tuition fee. A three member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khan Khosa of the top court reserved the verdict after counsels for all parties to the case concluded their arguments. During the hearing, Justice Khosa asked whether the court should fix fee after examining resources of private schools. “It is not the duty of courts to fix tuition fee,” he clarified. The CJP remarked that the apex court would examine if private schools’ matters are in consonance with the law and the constitution. Earlier, on May 8, the chief justice had observed that the owners of private educational institutions have reservations about the relevant law, why they do not press the government for bringing changes to it.
SHC stops private schools from taking July’s fees
Earlier, the Sindh High Court (SHC) has stopped private schools from charging fees for the month of July on Monday. According to the details, the SHC took up the plea filed against the private schools for charging fees for the month of July. The court said it had already stopped private schools from charging two months fees on account of summer vacations in its ruling. Counsel of private school informed the court, the case is under trial in the Supreme Court, “Those parents who are contacting courts, not paying fees of their children.” In this regard, the SHC ordered parents to pay fees within three days and asked the schools to withdraw fees voucher of one month, issued for the period of summer vacations. Later, the court  adjourned the hearing of the case till May 20.