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Punjab govt directs private schools to give 20pc fee concession

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Monday directed private schools in the province to give 20 per cent concession in tuition fee in addition to collecting the fees of the following two months separately.

Addressing a news briefing in Lahore, the chief minister further said that private schools have been directed to not layoff their employees.

The decision was taken last week in a meeting of a special committee which was headed by Punjab Minister for Law Raja Basharat and attended by Minister for School Education Murad Raas.

At the time, the law minister had said the schools were asked to come up with recommendations within two days, adding that after receiving proposals from the school owners, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar would take the final decision.

He had, however, said that private school owners should voluntarily give a discount of at least 20 per cent in the monthly fees of April and May. Basharat had further urged the schools not to take a three-month fee at a time, neither any teacher should be fired nor their salary deducted.

On the other hand, All Pakistan Private Schools Association President Kashif Mirza said that they haven’t received an official notification over the matter so far.

“How are we supposed to pay [teachers] when we are not receiving even 1% of the fee,” he asked.

“We are not even allowed to open the gates of the schools,” he said. “We will consult our lawyers and then announce our stance on the decision,” Mirza added.

Speaking about laying off employees, Mirza said no school in Punjab has done it yet and won’t in future as well.

Residents have lauded the government’s decision. Some said that the fees’ should be further reduced to 50%.

All schools across Punjab will remain closed till May 30 due to the rising cases of COVID-19 which has infected nearly 1,500 people in the province so far.



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  2. Akbari said:

    Meddling in Private Sector affairs is direct intervention and will, by all means, have negative impact on economic growth.

  3. asim said:

    School management is asking that no notification was received. So kindly upload notification on internet and Punjab Govt website for 20% reduction due to CORONA crises. Thnx

  4. Raja Ehsan said:

    Respected Minister Education Punjsb, Sir private school management specially The Arqam School is not agree to give concession fee in monthly tuition fee and ask to provide. notification if any by Govt. Punjab. They totally refused in this kind. Kindly do in this regard.

  5. Sharjeel said:

    The schools are receiving full fees and saying that no official notification has been issued yet.

  6. Salman said:

    What about the schools charging less than 5000 rupees fee a month, anyone any idea?

  7. Nasir Rashid said:

    yet didn’t receive any government notification about fee discount ?

  8. Nasir Rashid said:

    schools are getting advantage of this situation and misguiding parent’s about fee concession. plz issue notification as early as possible

  9. M.Faisal Rafiq said:

    schools are waiting about the issuance of the Notification..if govt issued the notification situation will automatically clear. Federal govt has also made it clear that 20% reduction is not applicable whose fee are less than 5000. govt itself has created such confused situation.so plz notify as soon as possible.

  10. naveed said:

    Respected Minister Education Punjsb, Sir private school management specially EFA School SYSTEM AL-RAFAY BRANCH, KRL ROAD RAWALPINDI is not agree to give concession fee in monthly tuition fee and ask to provide. notification if any by Govt. Punjab. They totally refused in this kind. Kindly do in this regard.

  11. Sajjad Rasool said:

    Respected Minister Education and other related authorities please this for your information and action that QDPS ( Quaid-I Azam Divisional Public School Daska ) still not accepting Govt notification for 20% discount in fee and also issued 02 month fee challan in full. please look into the matter and make the school bound and obligate to ensure for the implementation of Govt orders and any notification issued.

  12. Usman said:

    APS FWO chaklala increased fee from 4800 to 8500 for the month of April. How are we suppose to pay this much?

  13. waqas ismail said:

    Respected education minister can i get the contact number of any exact department where i can register a suitable complain against private school system because the administration is not agree to give any kind of concession so please co prate with parents and guide us what we should to do ???

    • Naeem Anwar said:

      Can I get a complain number where we can complain against the school??

  14. Mr. Zaigham Altaf said:

    I have also deposited full fee of my son on April 27, 2020. He is studying in The Arqam School Faisal town, Lahore

  15. Naeem Anwar said:

    We have deposited full fee of our children. The school name is connoisseur grammar school, SARGODAH, Punjab, Pakistan

  16. Muhammad Amer Habib said:

    We have deposited full fee of my child in Cordova Islamic School in Township,Lahore. The Govt. has not issued any notification about fee concession. They are only launching media campaign.Not providing real solution. If any body found notification then inform please. Bazooka govt. have no idea how to govern the province.

  17. Rashid Latif said:

    My three kids are studying in a private school, I received discounted fee challan of two kids while the third challan has to pay full because that was already on 25% discount due to kinship scheme. it means they are not giving 20% off on those kids who are studying under kinship. Is there anyone who can give clarity or give notification in that argument of school management that the child under kinship scheme will not be allowed to 20% off in monthly fee. Secondly the school management has increased 10% to 15% school fee from 1st April 2020 and then give 20%off on it. For the same time they increased 10% to 15% on fee for those children who are under kinship but no wave off 20%.

  18. Jamshaid said:

    Jnab City Gramer School Harley street branch waley b full fee le rhey han pls ser kuch sakhti Karen ta k kuch relief miley private school waley to apna business dakhtey Han thanks

  19. Hadi said:

    Dear Parents, please note that Punjab Government do not issue any Notification for 20% concession of fee for Private Schools. They have only announced on media. I have searched everywhere and also lodged complaint on official website for complaint of private school till date I have not received any reply from them.

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