SHC hears petition against raise in Generation School fee

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered clubbing of all the petitions regarding the fees issue of the Generation School so that these can be heard and decided together.

SHC bench, headed by Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, passed these directions while hearing the petitions of over 300 parents of children studying at the Generation School who moved the court against school management for increasing fee contrary to Sindh Private Educational Institutions Ordinance 2001.

Earlier on 18th February, the court had reserved its verdict after the completion of arguments from all sides but now it has decided to hear and decide all the identical petitions together.

In October last year, SHC bench had directed management of the Generations School to restore the students expelled from it on non-payment of fees.

The petitioners, including Moiz Ishaq, Farhan Hussain and Shahid who are the guardians the students, stated that their children are studying at Nazimabad and SITE area campuses of the Generation School but suddenly the management had increased the fees which was illegal.

Citing chief secretary Sindh, directorate of School education, department of education & literacy and the Generation School management as respondents, the petitioners prayed the court to direct the authorities concerned to restrain the school management from increasing school fees.

The court was also requested by the parents to direct the management of the Generation School to follow the Sindh Private Educational Institutions Ordinance 2001 and increase the % of school fee according to it.