Proposed law allows parents to sue fee-hiking schools

KUWAIT: While Education Minister Bader Al-Essa said the private education law whose draft was submitted to the parliamentary education committee will put an end to the issue of private school fee hikes, committee rapporteur MP Humoud Al-Hamdan revealed that for certain categories of private schools – foreign, bilingual or Arab – in the new private education law enables parents to take the schools to court if they raise fees without complying with the law after its approval.

“We were keen to prepare a comprehensive law that keeps the schools’ rights while at the same time guarantees parents’ rights,” Essa said. He added that the law has items that organize the fees, and the issue of private education will be opened in the coming days, and “we will cooperate with the education committee in order to come out with a law that protects all parties”. – Al-Rai

This article was published on 31/01/2016