llegal fee rise: SHC orders restoration of students


KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed management of the Generations School to restore the students expelled from it on non-payment of fees, and directed Director Education to file comments in this regard.

SHC bench headed by Justice Sajjad Ali Shah was hearing the petition filed by over 400 parents of children studying at the Generations School, who moved the court against school management for increasing fee against Sindh Private Educational Institutions Ordinance 2001.

SHC directed the school’s management to restore the expelled students to their original position on payment of normal tuition fees which was received before enhancement. The court also directed Director Education to appear before it and file comments in the next hearing.

The 425 petitioners, including Moiz Ishaq, Farhan Hussain and Shahid, who are the guardians of the students, stated that their children are studying in Nazimabad and SITE area campuses of the Generations School but suddenly, the management had increased the fee, which is illegal.

“Not only that but the school’s management has expelled many students on non-payment,” the petitioners submitted. Citing chief secretary Sindh, directorate of School education, department of education & literacy and the Generations School management as respondents, the petitioners prayed the court to direct the authorities concerned to restrain the school management from increasing school fee.

The court was also requested by the parents to direct the management of the Generations School to restore the expelled students and follow the Sindh Private Educational Institutions Ordinance 2001 about fee raise.