Parents protest against school fee hike, extra charges
KARACHI: Parents of schoolkids on Thursday held a protest against fee hike and extra charges sought by the school administration on different accounts in Karachi.
Parents said the SM Public Academy, Gulistan e Johar, was illegally increasing school fees and had added Rs5,000 on different accounts in fee voucher. While, they said, the school administration had increased Rs400 in monthly fees.
A parent said that earlier the school charged Rs4,300 and now it has increased it to Rs4,700 a month. The parents said that coronavirus did not only affect schools, but it affected the entire world. They also said less school resources were spent on online education during lockdown.
They asked the Sindh education department to look into the matter of fee hike and additional charges.