The Supreme Court has directed that the tuition fee for private schools would not be increased by more than 5percent. The apex court approved the former order of Sindh High Court—SHC.
The top court also dismissed its directives last year issued by the ex-chief justice—Mian Saqib Nisar who had instructed the private schools to reduce their tuition fee by 20percent. In the latest verdict, the court, however, has restrained the administrations of schools to retrieve the money as outstanding charges.
The verdict also had a dissenting note by Justice Faisal Arab who was part of the 3-member bench hearing the case, Justice Ijazul Ahsan read the orders for the relief and satisfaction of the parents.
The decision was reserved last week by the bench that was hearing a swing of appeals against the limit on school fees launched by the governments of Sindh and Punjab, with not more than 5percent surge permitted for the initial 3 years in the case of Sindh.
The case was filed by the private school owners who sought for legal approval for surging school fees by 15percent to 20percent every year, but the percentage was decided by the apex court to be not more than 5percent.