Private school owners demand subsidy in wake of fee cut law due to Coronavirus lockdown – Research Snipers

Private school owners demand subsidy in wake of fee cut law due to Coronavirus lockdown

The high court of Sindh has extended its stay order restraining all the private schools across Sindh from expelling any children over the non-payment of tuition fee.

A two-member bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) was hearing a petition moved by the owners of the private schools against the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Ordinance, 2020.

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During the hearing of the petition, a lawyer representing the petitioners called for the PPP-led provincial government of Sindh to provide subsidy to the private schools if it wants a 20 percent reduction in the tuition fees.

The bench of the Sindh High Court was informed that many parents are unable to pay the complete school fees due to the lockdown situation amid the novel coronavirus.

The hearing of the petition was adjourned till June 10.

During the previous hearing, the bench of the high court had turned down a request by the petitioners to restrain the provincial government of Sindh from taking any adverse action against them over non-compliance of its directives with regard to a 20 percent fee cut.

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