Sindh High Court bars private schools for imposing high fees, late surcharges

KARACHI: Sindh High Court has barred private schools operating in Sindh to impose high fees, or late extra surcharges on the petition of parents seeking the court to restrain private run schools from charging higher fees as Schools could not fix fees more than 5pc in an academic year as per regulations.

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However few private schools have increased 10 percent fees in a academic year, stated petitioners.

The petition was filed in December, 2017.

An SHC bench headed by Justice Muneeb Akhtar ordered private schools to refrain from adding a late fee surcharge to fee vouchers and from charging parents any extra fees.

The bench also rendered the government notification regarding the five to 10pc increase in students’ fees void.

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