Increase in private schools’ fees perturbs parents


A large number of private educational institutions in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have enhanced their fee with the start of new academic year, perturbing the parents already worried owing to price-hike, increase in electricity charges and other services. There may be some rules and legal provisions for monitoring of the affairs of these institutions, but the students and their parents have been unable to get any relief. These institutions always take their decisions at their own and enhance the tuition fee, security and other charges putting extra burden every year on the parents, said a mother, who was forced to pull her son out of a school because of enhanced school fee. She informed that several parents have been forced to look other options as a number of private educational institutions have increased their fees. As the admission days have almost approached, heart burnings against school and college managements for their alleged one-sided treatment given to students or their parents are once again on the higher side. Parents are not satisfied with schools as their managements have been demanding for monthly tuition fees in advance and for payment of tuition and other fees under the new and upward revised tariff, Khalid Iqbal, father of a student said. Private schools and colleges unabated go for unilateral 20 to 40 per cent increase in tuition fees every year, in addition to the amounts charged under various heads, but the regulatory authority never seem moving against them.


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