The Supreme Education Council (SEC) has forced a private school to cancel its decision to impose “re-registration” fee on students, a local Arabic daily reported yesterday.
The SEC has clarified that no school is permitted to impose registration fee more than once. The fee is charged while enrolling the student for the first time and it should not be repeated at any excuse, said the daily.
The school reportedly asked students who are already on its rolls to pay QR 2,887 as fee for “re-registration” for the coming academic year (2015-2016). It sent text messages to the parents in this regard.
Several parents lodged complaints with the SEC seeking a reversal of the decision. The SEC promptly responded and asked the school to cancel its decision within 24 hours and inform the parents accordingly, said the daily.
As per the SEC rules, all private schools are required to take permission from the SEC before announcing any fee hike or imposing any additional fee.