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October 4, 2015

After PM warning, private schools withdraw extra fee

Islamabad

 
October 4, 2015

Islamabad
The prime minister’s stern warning has worked. The capital city’s defiant private schools, especially the elite ones, have formally informed parents of their students that they will adjust in the next bills the extra fee charged for the ongoing session lately.
And those who have yet to deposit the fee will get the revised fee bills shortly.
The development comes a few days after the prime minister ordered the sealing of the city’s privately-owned schools not refunding or adjusting extra fee in line with his orders for freeze on private school fee during the current year.
The prime minister had also asked the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) to immediately address the grievances of parents on fee. The PEIRA administratively overseen by the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has been under fire over failure to regulate the city’s private schools, most of which increased fees unprecedentedly on their own of late prompting public outrage and the subsequent intervention by the prime minister.
According to parents, whose children are enrolled in an elite private school, the educational institution’s management has informed them through a communication that those who have already deposited the fee would get adjustment of the additional fee in the next fee bill, while revised fee bills are being issued to those who have yet to pay the fee of the ongoing session.

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