Private schools charge extra for textbooks and students' parents are furious

Jordan

Published: 2017-09-06 09:21

Last Updated: 2017-09-06 10:30


About two million students started the new school year on Tuesday in Jordan.
About two million students started the new school year on Tuesday in Jordan.
Roya News Source

The Ministry of Education has stressed on Tuesday that private schools in the Kingdom are obliged to sell their students textbooks for the prices agreed on by the ministry.

Sami Salaytah, the ministry’s Secretary General of Administrative and Financial Affairs, said that an official warning will be issued to schools selling textbooks for prices higher than the ones agreed on by the ministry.

Parents must be informed of the textbooks’ official prices set for the year 2017/18, Salaytah said.

This comes after many parents complained that their children’s private schools were selling textbooks for triple the prices announced by the ministry.

One parent, whose child is in third grade, said that her kid’s school demanded $112 for this year’s textbooks, considering that a form of bullying by the school.

Many parents have called on the ministry to take necessary action to prevent private schools from putting a heavy financial burden on them.

About two million students started the new school year on Tuesday in Jordan.