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September 22, 2015

Sibling concession

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September 22, 2015

An important aspect in the context of exorbitant fees charged by private schools is their refusal to allow half-fee concession to younger siblings as provided in the NWFP education code of 1935. Under this code, “when two or more real brothers and sisters attend the same school or different schools in the province, only the brother or sister in the highest class of a school shall be required to pay the full rate of fee. The fees payable by other brothers and sisters shall not exceed one half of the ordinary rates”.
The Supreme Court rejected this concession on technical grounds – that the code was an executive act and not one passed by the provincial assembly and hence not binding on private schools. It is time this concession should also be made part of the fee structure being charged by private schools.
Mian Nisar Ahmad
Peshawar

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