Honorable Lahore High Court, Lahore, Judicial Department issued instructions regarding charging of fee from students during summer vacations by private schools.
- Petitioner submitted that the private schools because of summer vacations have started demanding the tuition fee for three months which is against the order dated 28.05.2015 passed by this Court.
- It was inquired specifically from the representative of the Schools Education Department, Government of the Punjab, as to whether the order passed by this Court still holds the field: the officer confirmed that the order was not challenged before any forum, therefore, the same still holds the field.
- In view of above, it is crystal clear that demanding of tuition fee for three months from the students by the private educational institutions is violation of the aforesaid order, therefore, the respondent department is directed to again publish the notification No.SO(A-I) Misc/2012. dated 07.05.2014 issued by the Schools Education Department, Government of the Punjab in daily newspapers of wide circulation. The aforesaid notification and the order of this Court shall also be televised by the said department for general information. The Director General Public Relations, Government of the Punjab, Lahore is also directed to ensure the publication of the aforesaid notification in all Urdu and English newspapers within three days. The Executive District Officer (Education), Lahore is directed to make sure that all the private schools have affixed / pasted a notice in Urdu and English to this effect at the main gate of the school for information of the parents / public at large. This order shall also be conveyed in writing by the Learned Additional Advocate General to the concerned quarters.
- Let this case be fixed for 03.06.2016. On the said date, the aforesaid officer of the respondent department shall submit the copies of the advertisements.