PHC prohibits KP private schools from receiving annual admission fees

ISLAMABAD – The Peshawar High Court has upheld a decision against payment of admission fees and annual fees to private schools in the northwest region of the country.

According to local media reports, Chief Justice PHC ordered the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Private Schools Regulatory Authority (KP-PSRA) to convey the decision to all educational institutions through a document.

The decision cited remarks by the KP-PSRA which indicated that the PTI-led government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had already decided not to receive annual fees from private schools. However, the written order quoted the plaintiff as saying that complaints had been received despite being notified in this regard.

In accordance with PHC guidelines, the Schools Regulatory Authority has declared that the imposition of admission fees or annual fees by private schools would be a violation of the Private Schools Regulatory Authority Act and the decision of the Peshawar High Court, and that these schools would be prosecuted not only for contempt of court. but also against the KP Private Schools Regulatory Authority Act.

The statement says action will be taken against schools found to have broken the law under the 2018 SRA regulations.

Earlier in 2019, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) barred all private educational institutions from collecting summer holiday fees. A high court bench ordered the school’s regulatory authority to enforce its verdict.

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