PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has directed the private school owners not to harass parents and children for school fees.
Hearing the case regarding school fees, the two member bench of the PHC headed by acting chief justice Qaiser Rasheed has sought a detailed report regarding school fee structure and other related matters. Private Schools Regulatory Authority’s managing director was also present on this occasion.
Justice Qaiser Rasheed said that scores of schools were not paying salaries to teachers despite taking hefty fees. He noticed that transport fees was being taken during holidays as well.
He inquired from the managing director as to what formula they had prepared for taking fees. Upon which he said that private schools would provide relief of 10 percent on fees up to Rs6,000 and 20 percent on fees above Rs6,000.
The court directed to take action against the schools which were not paying salaries to teachers. It remarked that coronavirus relief fees would be applicable from March to October.