Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Private Education at Ministry of Education Fahad Al-Ghais has warned private schools from imposing new school fees on students for the coming academic year of 2015-2016. Al-Ghais indicated that ministry spent considerable time studying the decision to increase school fees by three percent for the current academic year before issuing it, adding that there are schools that did not increase the fees until after the ministry officially issued this decision in order to avoid any violations.
He said this on the sidelines of the operetta titled ‘We are proud of you’, which was organized by the Department of Private Education in honor of H.H. the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad for receiving the title ‘Global Humanitarian Leader’. He revealed that the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa issued a ministerial decision to suspend increasing school fees and granting salary increments to teachers, explaining that, “There cannot be salary increase for teachers if the school fees are not increased.
The ministry is not defending the private schools, but the matter of concern is neutrality and fairness”. Al-Ghais affirmed, “The ministry is currently conducting comprehensive studies concerning the increase in the school fees in all private schools. The fees increase will be determined after the study is completed and the ministry issues a decision in this regard”. He revealed that he has received information that some schools that are collecting fees retroactively are not collecting it as a whole but gradually.