Unrealistic Fee Hike in Gems Millennium School, Sharjah
Gems Millennium School (GMS), Sharjah
Sub: Petition against 2016-2017 academic fee increase circular received on 15th Dec 2015.
This letter is to highlight the concerns of many parents whose wards are students of your school.
We as parents want the best for our children's education and probably that would have been the reason we chose Gems Millennium to shape the future of our kids. But we also are limited by other constraints like income when we take such decisions.
The fee hike notice given to all parents have literally given us lot of sleepless nights and worry.
Initially when the school started with the Ministry Approved fees, there were only very few students in the classes and on the next year GMS was forced to reduce the fees to 50% to attract the students. On the very next year onwards you had increased the fees to some nominal percentage which was fine for all of us. But the current increase is beyond the limit and it is turning to be out of our control.
You will surely agree that, our income does not increase in the same proportion and by same percentage as the fee have been hiked. The market conditions are already not very encouraging for the jobs and businesses.
By the time we received the circular from the school, the other options were almost exhausted. Now we all are finding it extremely difficult to either continue or change the school.
Also to add, none of the school in Sharjah is charging exorbitant amount as GMS is doing. The fee have increased from AED 800 per month to AED 1800 per month in just 5 years!!! Especially, the Last year and current year fee increase had been very high.
We want our kids to continue in GMS and hence we request you to consider this petition and do the needful.
Expecting a favorable action from your side.
Enclosure: Signature from few parents