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Arab, Indian, Philippine and Pak schools set to hike fees
April 22, 2014, 9:24 am

The chairman of the Private Schools Federation Omar Al Ghurair was recently quoted as saying Arab schools starting from the next academic year will increase tuition fees by 10 percent, in addition to giving a nod to scores of requests for transfer to bilingual schools, reports Al-Rai daily.

He said the decision to increase the fees has been approved by the Ministry of Education after a thorough study. He went on to say the increase will be 10 percent for private Arabic schools and three percent for Indian, Philippine and Pakistani schools. Al Ghurair described profits made by the schools from the sale of textbooks is ‘little’ which does not exceed 250 fils.

However, some parents told the daily the new increase adopted by some schools will cost KD 325 for the three stages of education — KD 150 for the secondary level, KD 93 for the intermediate level and KD 82 for elementary.

The parents have appealed to the Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Ahmad Al- Mulaifi to waive this law to increase the tuition fees.

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