School/ Representative pic
School/ Representative pic

BHOPAL: The order of the school education department permitting the private schools to realize the tuition fee from parents has brought the parents again at loggerheads with the government.

The school education department has issued orders providing relief to the private school operators to realize only tuition fee from the parents for this session. The orders also state that regular classes from 9-12 have been started indicating that full fees could be realized for these classes.

However, parents under the banner of Palak Mahasangh have raised objections to the government's order. ‘There are several schools that haven’t bifurcated their fee heads and charge 99% as tuition fee-such parents will suffer,’ said Prabodh Pandya, state general secretary of Palak Mahasangh. There are large numbers of such schools across the state, he added.

The Palak Mahasangh also objected to the government's order saying that regular classes were now being conducted for students of class 9-12. However, the same order states that parents consent for attending classes are must. At present there is hardly any attendance of students in the schools in these classes. ‘If parents are not sending their children to schools, then how the department can term regular classes and charge fees,’ said the representative.

We are not against depositing the fee but the fee should be legitimate. Government should call the accounts of schools and call a meeting of the Fee Regulation Committee and decide the tuition fee. Parents will willingly pay the fee decided in this manner, he added.

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