Supreme Court of Pakistan is not happy with the outrageous fees charged by the private schools. The court has issued a warning that unless the fees is minimized the private institutions will be nationalized.
As per news report, the court clearly stated: “Call the Attorney General, tell the government to take over all private schools.”
Lahore High Court (LHC), Peshawar High Court (PHC) and Islamabad High Court have 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.
Even though the students in their homes enjoying the holidays they are being charged summer vacation fees for no apparent reason.
Chief Justice of Pakistan has clearly stated, “As per the Article 184/3 of the constitution, the Supreme Court has the authority to tell the government to take over all private schools and nationalize them.”
Adding, “Poor people’s children can’t afford to study in the private schools considering the fees that they are charging.”
In Sindh despite the instructions of the government of Sindh to not collect summer vacation fee for the two months of June and July respectively, many parents were asked by the school authorities to pay their children’s fees. This is one of the factors that has led to the decision by SC to nationalize the private institutions.
Court felt that the government has failed to provide adequate education to the kids under 16. The Article 25A of the constitution states that it is the responsivity of the State to provide free education to all children who are under the age of 16.
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The case hearing has been adjourned till 12th July 2018.