Minister warns against illegal raise in school fees

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KARACHI: Sindh minister for education & literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Thursday warned the owner of educational institutions who have raised fees illegally that they will not only have to face financial fine but they will also have to go behind the bars if not mend their ways.

While presiding over a meeting at his office here, Dahar expressed his resentment over illegal increase in fees, saying that certain number of educational institutions were violating the court orders and causing trouble for the parents and the students as well.

The director general private institutions Mansoob Ahmed Siddiqui, registrar Rafia Mallah and assistant director Akhlaq Ahmed have also attended the meeting.

Dahar directed the DG Private Institutions to issue show cause notices to the institutions that are violating the rules and regulations and make the monitoring teams more effective to take immediate action against the violators.

The education minister said that no one is above the law and strict action will be taken against those educational institutions which have raised fees illegally.

He said that a summary is being moved to law Department to make the laws more effective against those institutions which violated the rules and regulations. He further directed the officers concerned to monitor the situation regularly and report him without any fail.

Meanwhile on his directives, the secretary education for colleges Pervaiz Ahmed Seehar held a meeting in his office with the officers of directorate private institutions. The participants have decided to hold a meeting of all regional directors of colleges on 15th September in Hyderabad to chalk out the ways how to tackle the situation.

Seehar told that he had visited many districts of the province in previous days to monitor the situation regarding ongoing admission process in public sector colleges and redressed the grievances of the parents and the students about receiving of illegal fees. He said that in Karachi, he had visited Lyari and other parts of the city for the same purpose.

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