Beaconhouse School System and The City Schools, in a joint statement, have stated that the government’s order to cancel registration for the two schools holds no legal value.
The two schools alleged that the move was in violation of the orders of Supreme Court, and the Sindh High Court. They said it was directed at jeopardizing their reputations.
The statement claims that as per the Supreme Court’s order on October 1, private schools were supposed to deposit any fee increase of more than 5 percent over the previous year with the SC registrar “within three months.”
It further added that private schools still have more than one and a half month before the deadline – which falls on December 31st.
“The management of Beaconhouse and City School can only, therefore, conclude that the said order was intended to malign their names and promote a negative sentiment amongst their parent bodies. Both institutions are law-abiding bodies and will be replying to the Directorate as per their legal and constitutional right,” it added.
The Education Ministry of Sindh on Wednesday temporarily canceled the registration of Beaconhouse school system and The City School over noncompliance of court’s orders.
As a result, 56 branches of City school in Karachi and 65 campuses of Beaconhouse system were closed.
The department gave seven days to both schools implement court’s orders of increasing fee not more 5 percent per annum.
In case of noncompliance after the due date, all the campuses of two schools across the metropolitan will be sealed in Judicial Magistrate’s presence, it said.