Private Schools Should Not Increase Fees More Than 5% Annually: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has said that private schools can not increase fees by more than five percent without prior approval.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard a case in this regard on Wednesday.

During the proceedings, the court observed that the profit of private school owners had risen exponentially as they have been hiking fees on their own since 1986.

The private school counsel Makhdoom Ali Khan responded that the inflation rate was also shooting to new heights and said it isn’t right to stop schools from increasing fees.

To this, the CJP remarked that the salaries of parents did not raise parallel to the inflation; hence, allowing a fee hike will mean over-burdening them.

Justice Ijaz remarked that the schools should not be allowed to turn into “profit earning” factories and said that they must stick to the previously allowed 5% annual increment.

He added that the schools in Sindh can increase fees after three years, suggesting the matter of fee could be reconsidered at the time of license validation.

The schools’ counsel noted that the prices of gas would be increased by 80 percent until 2020. “Should the schools be allowed to raise fees by 80 percent as well?” Justice Ijaz questioned.

The Chief Justice suggested that schools should only increase fees more than five percent at the time of license renewal.

The hearing was adjourned till Thursday.

  • #SHC Why Not to Advise to MAKE National Software / DataBase System to check the financial system of each income / student to ensue that no one can work out of the order ?

  • Schools are charging handsome amount from parents in favour of yearly charges with monthly fee without justification.Court should take immediate action and bound schools to submit justification
    This is totally cheating with parents a

  • e.g I pay following yearly charges additional with monthly fee.
    Anum School System# 2,000 for each girl addition to monthly fee of 2800 per month
    SLS charged 4000 additional yearly charges with monthly fee upto 5000
    Concepts school charge 4000 yearly charges additional with monthly fee of 5000
    Educator is also same
    Court should also take immediate action to stop yearly fraud amount…

    • Anum School system increase fee 300 on monthly fee 2500 means 12% who will ask from school administration?0515681020-30

    • Court Order Are Fazool :
      School Wale Paise Kisi Aur Favor Main Le Lenege :
      Court Should be Order to them Each Student Total Fee Per Month xxx this & Yearly Not Increasing By 5%

  • Well! It’s a whole mafia and no school actually follow the law or listens to the court…they must find a way to restrict them.

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