Private schools charge full fee despite school closure

Private schools charge full fee despite school closure

Private schools charge full fee despite school closure

ISLAMABAD: Private schools in the capital, amidst lack of accountability and inspection, are charging full fees even when schools are closed during the pandemic. Meanwhile, the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (Peira) could not resolve the complaints of the parents paying the full fee.

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According to sources, Peira had reported a 20pc reduction in the fees for schools charging more than Rs5,000 per month.  Moreover, a notification for fee reduction was documented to stay effective till the opening of schools on Sept 15. However, when the schools reopened and closed again, Peira remained unmoved, making parents paying the full fee since September last year.

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While many parents have lamented and complained about the incompetency of Peira, Zafar Yousafzai, a spokesperson for Peira, has overruled the allegation being leveled by parents. He said a proposal was under consideration for a reduction in fees of private schools during the pandemic.

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