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Action if private schools don’t comply with SC orders on fee

Updated January 11, 2019

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Private schools were given deadline of Feb 12 regarding decrease in fee. — File
Private schools were given deadline of Feb 12 regarding decrease in fee. — File

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Schools Education Murad Raas says the registration of private schools will be cancelled after Feb 12 if they fail to comply with orders of the court about reducing school fee.

He told reporters outside the Punjab Assembly on Thursday he was receiving complaints from the parents against private schools for not reducing school fee and not complying with the order of the court.

He said private schools were given deadline of Feb 12 regarding decrease in fee.

He said additional fees taken from the parents would be returned to them according to the court orders and if private schools did not return fee, parents should contact his department at 0336-7251214.He said the draft of a regulatory authority was being vetted by the law department and once legislated, the regulatory authority would deal with the issues of private schools in the province.

He said the draft would be presented before the assembly for approval in its next session.

Mr Raas said a software was designed to disseminate relevant departmental information to stakeholders.

He said the programme would also help policy formulation, decision making and transfer/posting of school teachers. He said that 7,500 teachers were required to move forward the agenda of education promotion in schools education department.

Published in Dawn, January 11th, 2019