ISLAMABAD: The Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (Peira) has issued a notification directing schools that charge more than Rs5,000 per month to give a 20pc concession in fees for the months of April and May.
The notification, issued on Wednesday, stated: “All private educational institutions must grant 20pc fee…for the month of April and May as financial relief to the parents, guardians due to nationwide lockdown owing to outbreak of coronavirus.”
It said the concession is not applicable to institutions that charge less than Rs5,000.
The authority has also barred private schools for collecting advance fees. The notification said: “Therefore, any challan already issued in violation of this policy may be cancelled and fresh feechallan for fee collection on monthly basis to be issued accordingly.”
Parents have been advised to pay fees in a timely manner, while schools have also been told to pay teaching and non-teaching staff their salaries on a regular basis and not to terminate their services.