DOHA: Two of the largest Indian schools in Qatar — MES and Birla Public School (BPS) — are among the private schools granted permission by the Supreme Education Council (SEC) to increase their fees during the forthcoming academic year.
MES has over 9,000 students on its rolls, while the BPS has nearly 5,000. All Indian schools in Qatar have started their academic year in April and the fee hike is likely to come into force from September.
A senior official of the Private Schools Office at SEC had said that a number of schools had sought permission to hike the fees but about 70 per cent of the applications had been rejected. A few schools have been given permission to impose a slight hike in their fees, mostly ranging from 1.5 per cent to 4 percent. The two Indian schools have not issued a circular to parents until now about the fee hike.