Sindh Prohibits Private Schools and Colleges from Collecting Advance Fees

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Sindh Prohibits Private Schools and Colleges from Collecting Advance Fees

Private educational institutions are also prohibited from dismissing students for nonpayment of fees without first informing DIRPIS. They have also been prohibited from soliciting funds from students to organize extracurricular activities.

DIRPIS has also prohibited private schools and colleges from changing their uniforms without permission. It also prohibits them from physically punishing students.

Additionally, the bimonthly, quarterly, biannual, and yearly collection of fees by private educational institutions has been prohibited. They must now only provide monthly charge vouchers going forward. Only biweekly fee vouchers will be given to parents who intend to pay for more than one month’s worth of tuition. The fee schedules must also be posted on notice boards in private universities and schools.

Private educational institutions must grant a 10% fee reduction to deserving students and pay scholarships to top performers by Rule 13 of the Sindh Educational Institutions Act of 2005.

Among other demands, protesters have demanded that private educational institutions allow them to pay their tuition fees in US dollars instead of Pakistani rupees.

Source Link: https://propakistani.pk/2022/09/08/sindh-bans-private-schools-and-colleges-from-collecting-advance-fees/

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