End monopoly in school uniforms

SOME time ago, a hue and cry was raised when the supplier of a certain type of rice wanted to jack up the price following the announcement of a hike in the salaries of government employees, though there are 10 other types of rice available in the market.

By Catch Of The Day

Published: Mon 15 Aug 2005, 10:17 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:13 PM

But the report about three tailors monopolising the school uniforms market in Dubai takes the cake, and calls for decisive and strict action.

It was good to hear Abdul Aziz bin Faris, Deputy Director of Dubai Educational Zone for Financial and Administrative Affairs saying that the zonal management was clear in it's strict circular issued last March regarding school uniforms. The circular, he said, gave a free hand to parents to buy school uniforms from the shop of their choice, and not necessarily buy from any one particular shop.

But what happened in reality? Were the parents allowed the freedom or does the monopoly of the three tailors still exists? Will the Dubai Educational Zone launch action since the malpractice is still on?

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