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KARACHI: Quoting an order from the Sindh High Court (SHC) on the matter of high fees charged by private schools, the Sindh education department on Tuesday said the private schools receiving tuition fees increased by more than five per cent would have to return the additional amount.

According to the department, those schools that would not return the additional money to parents/guardians of students would have their registration cancelled.

Earlier this month, the SHC barred private schools from increasing their tuition fee by more than five per cent.

A three-judge larger bench of the SHC, comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Ashraf Jehan, announced their verdict in an earlier reserved judgment on pleas filed by parents regarding the increase in school fee. An increase of more than five per cent in tuition fee charged by schools is illegal, the bench had ruled.

Published in Dawn, September 12th, 2018