As we all know that all the educational activities are closed in Pakistan due to Coronavirus. Private Schools Fees in Pakistan is also an issue in the country.
Private School Fee in Pakistan During Coronavirus Pandemic
In education sector especially in private schools, problems are raising due to fees of the children. Parents are not giving the full fees but the Private Schools Association wants full fee at any cost. In this uncertain situation, the Provincial Governments and Ministry of Education Pakistan have decided that Private Shools should give 20% Concession in fees due to Coronavirus. Moreover, Government also decided not collect advance fees of all months at once . The Minister of Education Mr. Shafqat Mahmood has decided this for the parents’ Financial Assistance. However, some private schools are not agreeing upon this decision and they want to charge full fee.
Current situation as you know is very affected for all of us. Some parents are very depressed because they do not have any additional source of income so this thing create extremely worried condition for them .All the school should support the parents and deduce the 20 % fees of children.
Private Schools Fee Notification 2020
Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, The Federal Ministry of Education has issued a notification to all Private Schools in Pakistan about the 20% concession in fee. This is very good decision in the support of parents. This concession in fees due to Coronavirus is a good in the difficult circumstances. But some Private Schools have refused to accept this notification.
Private Schools Fee in Pakistan Issues
Everybody knows that private school fee issue in Pakistan is continuing since a long time. During COVID-19 Pandemic, now some of Private Schools and Association in Pakistan are saying in one that they cannot give discount in fees as they have lot of other heads of expenses which they have to meet. On the other hand, parents want that schools should give concession in the fee because they are saying how they can pay while government has stopped business and economic activities due to Coronavirus. Private Schools are saying that how they will pay the rent of the schools, utilities bills, salaries of staff and teachers etc if they not receive full fees from the children.
If we see both stakeholders Private Schools and parents are on right Both should see this issue with mutual cooperation. Private Schools Association should give 20% concession to the parents in fees during COVID 19 Pandemic. But private schools are not ready to implement at this notification as they think that this is a not right decision for private sector.
Some Private Schools want that the parents should also understand the schools issues. According to Private Schools Association, they always fulfill their social responsibility and they want that government should cooperate with them.
After the above situation, we see the result that parents should get the 20% concession from the full fees atleast this year. Private Sector Schools should not compel the parents to submit the full fee because parents also manage the whole family. One person raise the whole family with very difficulty. By concentrating on all these situation the government decided and approved notification for giving relief to parents. So school should not take the maximum profit or advantages from parents. Private Schools and Parents are living in same country where both are facing this worse situation of pandemic Covid-19.
Last but not the least, Parents want that their children get more education because this is an era of education. In this situation, Government should concentrate on the quality of education in Public Sector Schools. Government schools should train the students as that Private schools train so that the parents feel free about the education of their children, and all above issues will not take place.
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