MANDI BAHAUDDIN
An increase in tuition fee by various private schools across district has stirred a wave of anger and concern among parents and students who demanded the government to take notice of the anti-education step.
Private schools including District Jinnah Public School have increased their fee by 10 percent the new academic year commenced from April 1.
Parents have expressed their disapproval over the increase, saying that the gap in quality of educational between government and private schools left them with no option but to bear the increment. They said that this recent increase was forcing some parents to even withdraw their children from private schools , said the parents.
Ghulam Rasul Gondal, father of a student said that only ministers or business tycoons could send their children to schools with modern education facilities and the only alternative for his was to send his son to a government school.
Another parent Muddassir Gondal said that the decision of the board had resulted in an increase of parents financial woes that were already compelled to tighten their belts due to the growing inflation and high prices.
He told that a group of parents led by DBA President Iqbal Gondal called on Chairman BoG DCO Muzaffar Sial and demanded withdrawal of the increase in fee. The DCO listened to their complaint and sought two days time to review the decision, he further informed.