Court orders school to return fees plus compensation

schoolA private school in Dubai was sued by a parent for promoting his son from grade one to two despite his low academic performance. The family claimed that the school should refund the fees of grade one and grade two as it failed to pay attention to improving his performance and promoting him without merit.

After rigorous process of the law pursued by the parents, the court on the basis of an expert in education ruled that the school was responsible for the student’s low performance and for wrongly promoting him.

The Dubai Court of Appeal on Monday ordered a private school to pay parents of a school boy Dh77,500 for failing to improve their son’s academic performance. Dh37,500 school fees and Dh40,000 as moral compensation.

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