The International Indian School Jeddah (IISJ) has decided to increase its tuition fee by 25 percent, effective from Sept. 01, 2019.
According to a circular sent to parents, Principal Dr. Muzaffar Hassan attributed the fee hike to the bad financial condition of the school that affected its smooth running.
The principal said the decision had been taken in this regard by the school administration with the approval of the competent authorities, including the Ministry of Education (MOE).
According to the revised fee, the monthly increase is SR60.43 for LKG to V class while the fee increase for VI to VIII classes and IX to XII classes is SR65.43 and SR70.43 respectively.
At the same time, several parents raised their concerns against the decision of the managing committee to take a hike in the fee structure. The parents said that this puts a big burden on the low and middle-income families, especially parents with three or four school-going children.
The parents called on the school authorities to review their decision, while noting that the fee hike is a big burden on many low-income parents who are struggling to make ends meet, especially at a time when they are facing job-related issues.