SC issues detailed verdict on 20pc decrease in private schools fee
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday issued a detailed verdict on the a 20 percent decrease in the fee of private schools charging above Rs5,000 monthly.
In the detailed judgment written by Justice Ejazul Ahsan, the court clarified that its order dated December 13, 2018 applies to all private schools which charge fee in excess of Rs5,000 per month throughout the country, without any exception.
Private schools charging less than Rs5,000 in monthly fee are exempted from the order. The order states that all awards, scholarships and other incentives already given to students shall remain intact and shall neither be reduced nor withdrawn.
The court ordered the FIA to return the record to schools after getting its photocopy.
The order further stated that the schools will not take any steps to reduce the salaries or number of teachers employed by the schools at the time when the interim order was passed, till further orders. The verdict also directed parents to pay the fee on time.
The court also issued notices to schools that wrote insulting letters to the parents in relation to the Supreme Court’s order. It clarified that no one will be allowed to violate the law and court order.
The court ordered the Registrar Office to prepare the files of head start and equal light schools separately. The court will again hear the case in this regard on January 28.