Private schools protest against fee reduction

Private schools protest against fee reduction

Online education put to hold by private schools.
Private schools protest against fee reduction

-Private schools say that government is not taking care of the teachers who haven't got their salaries.

-Education Minister stated that it is improper to take fee for entire session.

Private schools are not taking the issue of reduction in school fees lightly. They have stated that they will meet the Governor in this case. It may be noted that online classes have been put on hold by all private schools.

Eventually it has become a matter of conflict between the government and private schools. In the 4th day of protest, the private school organisers stated that they will take up the matter with the governor as government is not paying heed to the hard times being faced by schools and teachers. They said that government is being negligent towards the schools and that they would continue with the protests.

On the other hand, Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara said that charging fees for the entire academic session when the schools are closed is not an appropriate thought. He said that government does not wish to pressurise the parents for fees. It has also been said that government did not approach the court for school fees, the private schools did. Now the government has issued directives based on the court’s orders. High Court will now take a final call on this matter. The minister also said that if the schools put the online system of education on hold because of fees, action will be taken against them. The schools organisers have been asked to withdraw the case and sit for discussions with the government.

It may be noted that as per directives issued by the government in April and July, the schools were prohibited from taking fees until the reopening. This had agitated the school organisers and as a result they had appealed before the court. Later a 30 percent reduction was announced by the court. The schools are still protesting against the reductions. Now the online classes have been stopped as protest.

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