Thu, 07 May 2020
An overwhelming majority of the private schools in Bahrain have agreed to reduce tuitions or ease burdens. Of the 76 private schools, 73 said they were committed to a reduction in fees or to ease burdens by postponing the date of payment of the instalments or rescheduling payment.
"The Department of Private Education has exerted special efforts to reach this positive result following intense communication with the private schools and holding three meetings for this purpose, which led to an increase in the number of schools committed to reducing or providing facilities to parents, especially following the Cabinet’s decision regarding cooperation from schools," said Acting Director of the Private Education Department at the Ministry of Education, Amal Al Kaabi.
“The schools' commitment is a manifestation of cooperation and solidarity in light of the exceptional situation in the Kingdom,” she added.
The three schools that will not commit to the reductions have highlighted their difficult financial situation. “The ministry's authority regarding the fees is limited to approving or rejecting requests by schools to increase them, as stipulated by the 1998 law about private educational and training institutions,” she stressed.
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