In a country like Pakistan where government schools are compromised on infrastructure, quality of education and staff qualification, usually parents find refuge in private schooling system that has built the image of providing standard and rank that comes parallel with the international standards.
However, how these private schools are ripping people off their money due to their established brand name in the education community is both sad and disappointing.
This long ignored issue was brought under discussion after a social media post went viral.
In a country like Pakistan where government schools are compromised on infrastructure, quality of education and staff qualification, usually parents find refuge in private schoolin system that has built the image of providing quality of education that comes parallel with the interational standards.
In the post, a parent expressed his concern sharing the picture of the fee challan that he received when he chose one of the most prestigious and reputed private schools in Pakistan i.e Roots School System for his child.
The post however called a social media outrage as the challan asked for a hefty amount of Rs 151,073 for admission in Montessori.
The fee was divided in eleven portions, with separate section mentioning admission fee, security fee, annual resource fee and a long list of unexplained dues that were asked to be paid just for the admission process.
Not just that, the charges of prospectus and yearbook were separately mentioned as well. Where in the world do we have to separately pay for prospectus as well!?
It is an eyeopener for all of us that how these established school names are ripping people off their money. Unfortunately, the way it is designed it can only accommodate the upper class, which is very dispiriting. Furthermore, the quality of education they are providing is still a question mark, as due to little competition and few fixed names ruling the market for years, it never comes in consideration.
With such sky-high charges in the initial phase of child’s studies, the entire process loses its actual cause, in fact turning it all into a burden. Moreover, rather than providing opportunity to the qualified individuals, this system is only enabling those who can ”afford” it.
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