By Dhanusha Gokulan www.khaleejtimes.com
Dubai — The annual transport fee of Dh2,500, of Delhi Private School (DPS) Dubai and Sharjah, has been reduced by Dh250 and a Dh500 concession has been granted for parents with three children studying in the school, after parents raised an uproar.
The school had hiked its transport fees by over 175 per cent at the start of the academic year 2015-16 in April. The bus fee hike had caused an uproar among DPS parents who stated that they were not informed of the change beforehand. They also stated that the hike was unfair and unaffordable for most parents whose children attend the school.
After several written petitions and signature campaigns on change.org, the school management decided to negotiate with the transport provider to grant some measures of relief for parents, with immediate effect. Khaleej Times had reported on April 7 that the school transport services has been outsourced to a company called Al Saraya Buses Rental LLC, which is the reason for the fee hike.
The yearly school bus fee of Dh1,100 for students in the Jebel Ali area for the 2014-15 academic year was hiked to Dh2,500.
Parents of students living in Bur Dubai and Karama who have been paying Dh1,905 per annum said they will now have to shell out Dh4,300 and students living in Sharjah will have to cough up Dh5,200. The school is located near Ibn Battuta Mall. More info