Ludhiana: Despite the orders of Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner to Private schools for reducing the development charges, admission fee and settlement of books issue, the parents of school students continue protests outside various schools if the city.
The Parents accused the School management for turning education services into business. On Wednesday the protests were held outside DCM presidency School, Urban estate, Nankana Sahib Public School, HVM convent Subash Nagar, Teja Singh Sutantar School andGuru Harktishan Public School.
While protesting against the private schools the parents alleged that schools were charging huge amount in the name of development funds, re- admission fee, hiked tuition fees. Moreover the books were also available on particular shops referred by Schools.
A Parent said that the Deputy Commissioner has issue ordered to private schools but even then schools were charging hiked fee. While demanding strict action against school management the parents demanded the government to intervene and form regulatory commission for private schools.
The parents of students of DCM residency school demanded that the fees should be taken through banks and the charges should be taken quarterly or half yearly . They also said the parents and students were being fooled in the name of smart classes and the schools are charging very high fees.
It is pertinent to mention here that after the meeting with parents associations and School managements, Deputy Commissioner has issued ordered that the hike in development fund will not be charged by Schools and will be returned if taken.
Decrease in previous development fund by 30%.
There will be maximum 5% increase in tuition fees from last year and if any school charge more than that, then it will be taken back.
Only NCERT books will be preferred and if there will be any change then the title and publisher will be displayed on the notice board and school’s website . The parents can purchase the books from any shop.
The colour and design of the uniform will be displayed on the notice board and parents can buy the uniform from any shop.
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