Education Ministry halts private school fees hike

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Hamid Al-Azmi officially issued a decision with regards to private school fees for the year 2018/2019. The decision included a halt on fee increase for all private schools (American, English, bilingual, French, private Arabic, model Arabic, Indian, Pakistani, Filipino and the private Iranian school), and approved the fees of 2017/2018 for 2018/2019.

It also included that private and model Arab schools, Indian, Pakistani and Philippine schools must comply with the salaries issued in decision 19724/2002 issued on 18-19/11/2014 for the year 2018/2019, and they represent the minimum salaries, provided that they do not affect any additional rights for workers in the school.

The private education department will approve fees for schools that are to be licensed or stages to be added to existing schools starting from 2018/2019 with the same mechanism, and these schools must comply with the rules and standards set by the education ministry.

The decision said the following penalties will be applied to schools that violate the rules of this decision: The school will be warned in writing to remove the violation within 30 days. If the violation is not removed, all school transactions will be put on hold at state departments for one month, and the licensee must remove the violation during this period. If the violation is not removed during these two periods, the school license will be revoked effective at the end of school year in which the violation occurred. The licensee must still return the additional fees collected in violation of article 1 of the decision, and settle the salaries of workers.


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Raj
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018

@Being Human,

First you try to become a Human.
Then comment using this name.

Right now you are a blind religious person who looks everything with your religion. That is not Being Human.

Being Human
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Specially Indian schools are making lots of Money with the high fees but the salaries for teachers are too much less and there is partiality, specially with Tamil/Kerala,this States people doesn't want to see other state people in their school,i dont want to mention the school name,there are so many school where only the rights has given for non Muslims like the Post of Principals/Vice Principals, if the teacher well educated also she will be a normal teacher only,if she is Tamil/Kerala she will be promoted,Even we see some Indian schools that all Muslims teachers are Terminated and they procuring for non Muslims,this people are using the Motto of Indian saffron people.Dont no how the Ministry is quite there is no question on the Principle why did the teacher resigned or why did she or he terminated,Management should take some action on such Principal and staff,It's better the Principal/Vice Principal should be Kuwaiti National only,I knew my comment will won't be published in IIK.,Let us see,because always the truth has been killed by people.

Farhan Ahamed
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MoE must know that FAIPS - also known as DPS, Bhavans also known as IES, SIMS and one new Smart Indian School have such high fee structure and nothing is done about that. The Indian Central school calls something like Model School for the former CBSE-i curriclum and LOOTING the parents with no great standard to boast off. What we parents here is that schools like these can do what they want and these are just eye wash only. Can MOE check and confirm how many schools pay the MoE fixed salaries? How many of them have checked this and forced the schools to fall in line? The quality of teachers are coming down as they are paid less than maids who earn working three houses 3 hours per house as we have one or even the day care houses or the housewives turned tuition experts who are teaching from the notes of the school teachers. Come on MoE put an end to the miseries of parents who are sweating blood to earn and educate the kids.

Farhan

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