Peshawar High Court (PHC) has barred private schools from collecting summer vacation fees. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Private School Regulatory Authority (KP-PSRA) has been directed by PHC to enforce the verdict in KP schools.
Private schools that have already collected the summer vacation fees have been ordered by the court to refund it. Private schools have been barred from charging summer/winter fee by KP-PRSA.
On May 30th, 2019, the regulatory authority issued a circular barring all private schools from charging summer/winter vacation fees.
Chief Justice of Pakistan, Asif Saeed Khosa said that the private schools can raise their fees over solid reasons.
He said, “The Sindh High Court has ordered a five percent increase in fee annually, while in another decision, the court ordered approval of a regulatory authority for fee hike as mandatory.”
The top court has said that if the schools raise the fee they must raise teachers’ salaries as well.
Earlier we informed our readers that the Sindh High Court (SHC) barred the private schools from charging fees for the month of July.