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Supreme Court urges report on schools’ reaction to reduction of fees

The Supreme Court inquired the Law and Justice Commission on Thursday to inform it about the reactions of private schools pertaining to its earlier orders that any private school whose fee is beyond Rs 5,000 per month must be reduced by 20%.

Supreme Court bench that comprises of three-judges was led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar while hearing a case relating fee spike by private schools ordered the commission to make and submit a report on the withdrawing of school facilities to students as well as downsizing by dismissing teachers as a result of its December order, and redirected that if any school has not reduced the fees they must do it immediately.

Supreme Court Bar Association President Amanullah Kanrani told Supreme Court along with reduction in fees, the mamagement of Beaconhouse has started treating its students like steo-children.

“My own children were behaved poorly with,” Kanrani informed the bench.

“The schools are showing their reaction after being ordered to reduce their fees,” Chief Justice Nisar said, expressing annoyance over how “this is the reverence that these educated people have for the court’s decision.”

Top Judge was also informed that schools have started a down-sizing campaigns and the salaries of teachers are with-drawn for few months.

The Law and Justice Commission Secretary Abdul Raheem told the court of various such steps such as that one school reduiced the fee by 1,000 and also cut-down the Quran classes.

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