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SHC orders private schools not to charge students exorbitantly

SHC orders private schools
SHC orders private schools not to charge students exorbitantly in the name of extra curricular activities.

Sindh High Court directed private schools to not charge anything other than tuition fee.
Moreover, the court also directed the director for private schools to sit with stakeholders on the matter.
It directed the director to resolve the matter in light of the current court orders and previously announced verdicts on the matter.

SHC orders private schools

The court also ordered director public school to submit a follow-up report on the matter which should uphold court orders.
Sindh High Court (SHC) issued these directive on Thursday during hearing of a case pertaining to exorbitant charges in monthly school fees of private academic institutes.
The petitioner accused private schools of collecting exorbitant amount in the name of various extra-curricular events.
The concerned people appeared in the court. 
While presiding over the case, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar remarked that the private schools have made education and the pursuit of knowledge nothing more than a business opportunity.

The judge asked if the schools themselves have any responsibility towards the students .
SHC inquired whether the parents just keep doling out money in the name of these events?
Judge expressed displeasure over the ongoing practice. He observed the people are now just busy in looting.

The SHC also asked Director Private Schools, Dr Mansoob Siddiqui to appear in the court.
Court also admonished him for not implementing and regulating schools properly.

Justice Mazhar Ali asked the director if he even knew what was happening in schools across the province.
The latter stated  that schools have been told to not take even a rupee extra except the tuition fee, any charges taken other than the tuition fee are wrongful.

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