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  • High school fees

    APROPOS of Faisal Bari’s article ‘Anti-competitive practices’ (April 24), it is unfortunate that parents are willing to pay high fees but never ask the authorities to justify the high charges...

  • School fees

    IT is a matter of concern that private schools all over the country charge fees for summer vacations...

    The schools have started collecting in advance fees for June and July, with no regulatory check in operation...

  • Parents protest sudden rise in school fees

    ISLAMABAD: A large number of parents staged a protest in the city on Sunday against the private schools which suddenly and arbitrarily increased fees of schoolchildren...

    ”Some parents have filed complaints with high government offices that while the inflation rate is between 5 and 7 per cent, the private schools have increased their fees by up to 18 per cent...

  • PM tells cabinet to resolve school fees issue

    ISLAMABAD: Following protests in major cities over the exorbitant fees charged by private schools, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif finally took notice of the campaign by affected parents and ordered that the chairman of the body designated to deal with this issue be appointed without delay...

    “There is so much unrest among parents due to an increase in monthly fees by private schools and, unfortunately, the government is not doing enough...

  • Exorbitant school fees

    A group of famous private schools increases the school fee every year, particularly without any corresponding increase in the quality of education...

    We call upon the government to create monitoring authority to regulate private schools, especially the fees it can take and enforce it...

  • PM orders freeze on private school fees

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, apparently putting his foot down, has ordered that no private schools should raise their fees in the year 2015...

    The PM’s order comes on the heels of an ordinance, issued by the Punjab government, which also bars private schools from raising their fees this year...

  • Private school fees: Competition Commission also swings into action

    ISLAMABAD: After failing to get a response from their managements, the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) on Monday directed eight private schools to provide the required information in connection with an inquiry...

    However, despite repeated reminders, there was no response from the CEOs and directors of City School, Beaconhouse, Elementary Montessori School, Headstart School, Roots Millennium School, the Lahore ALMA, LACAS and...

  • Private school fees

    Mr Javedan, the head of Private Schools Association, came on TV to explain that 97pc of his school members have a reasonable fee structure and that only a handful of three per cent are doing this ‘exorbitant’ fee hike on their own...

    As for educational standards in these schools, let me assure these mothers one school is as bad as the other...

  • ‘Certain parameters to be considered while increasing school fees’

    ISLAMABAD: The Private Educational Institution Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) has assured parents of children enrolled in elite schools that it will regulate fee structures according to quantifiable parameter standards...

    At a consultative workshop on ‘Fee Determination and Quality of Education Parameters for Private Schools’ Junaid Akhlaq, the PEIRA chairperson, said the regulatory body had been working to regulate school fee...

  • Considering suo motu in private school fees cases: CJP

    The Supreme Court on Thursday took up a number of appeals against decisions handed down by different high courts over exorbitant fees charged by private schools in the country...

    The Islamabad High Court had recently barred private schools altogether from collecting fees during summer vacations...

  • Millions of children out of school in Middle East, says UN

    BEIRUT: Poverty, gender discrimination and violence are keeping more than 12 million children in the Middle East out of school, despite efforts to expand education, the UN children’s agency warned on Wednesday...

    An additional three million children in Syria and Iraq have been forced out of school by conflict, Unicef said in a new report...

  • Students protest in Dhaka against tax on university fees

    DHAKA: Thousands of students staged street protests in the Bangladeshi capital for a second straight day on Thursday against a tax on university fees which they say discriminates against private higher education...

    5 per cent value added tax slapped recently on fees for private universities where thousands of Bangladeshi students are enrolled, but not those for public institutions...

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