Action ordered against schools involved in recovering three month fee

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) Tuesday ordered action against private schools involved in recovering three month fees collectively, during summer vacations.

The court ordered the Education department authorities to advertise in newspapers and TV regarding ban on recovering three months fee in one installment. The court also asked schools to display these directions on notice boards.

Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi passed the orders while hearing a petition filed by Bashir uz Zaman against private schools’ step to receive three months fees together during the summer vacation.

During the hearing, petitioner’s counsel submitted that some private schools were recovering three months fees from students collectively despite court orders and no action was being taken against them.

However, Deputy Secretary Zubair Khan and education department counsel submitted that no complaint had been received in this regard so far but a committee headed by the District Coordination Officer had been formed for the purpose.

They said that the monitoring teams had been set up as well and action would be taken against violators.

At this, the court ordered authorities to take action against private schools if they recover 3-months fees collectively during summer vacations. The court also sought a compliance report from the authorities while adjourn the further hearing. -APP