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School should refund fee increases: Athari

KUWAIT: Ministry of Education’s (MoE) Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al-Athari recently met members of the parliamentary educational affairs committee to discuss private school fees and the owners’ demands to increase them, Al-Qabas reported During the meeting, Athari stressed that the ministry has not approved any fee increases in private schools so far and that the topic was still being discussed with the committee pending a further meeting to be held next week.

“The educational affairs committee will hear parents’ opinions as well as that of school owners,” he added, pointing out that MoE was very keen on students’ best interests. He also denied approving any fee increase and that schools that have already collected higher fees would be mandated to refund them for the time being until the topic has been fully discussed with the parliamentary committee and decided upon.

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