The Supreme Court has ordered the private schools to cut their fees by 20%. During the hearing of the private school fee hike sou motu case this decision was taken.
In the interim order, the apex court has given order to the private schools to pay back half of the fee they charged during the summer vacation holidays. They are asked to return the fee in two months time.
Supreme Court is clearly unhappy with the outrageous fees charged by the private schools. Back in June 2018, Supreme court gave warning that unless the fees charged by the private schools in reduced, they will be nationalized.
At that time the court stated, “Call the Attorney General, tell the government to take over all private schools.”
The Lahore High Court (LHC), Peshawar High Court (PHC) and Islamabad High Court barred the private schools from collecting summer vacation fees. Islamabad High Court Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui announced the verdict that all private schools are barred from collecting Summer Vacation fees.
But after that the fire died down and the private schools continued to charge outrageous fees from the students. Now the Supreme Court in a landmark decision has announced that the private schools have to cut their fees by 20%. This news will be a pleasant surprise for the parents and students and an unpleasant one for the school administration.