Despite the schools in the state have been shut down due to lockdown, the school managements are reportedly pressurising the child’s parents to pay fees. Owing to the financial difficulties, parents could face due to the lockdown when the next academic year begins, schools in the state have been directed to collect tuition fees only for the first quarter, and not for the entire year.
Against this backdrop, Justice Kanta Rao, Chairman of the School Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission, has issued several directives to private schools and junior college over tuition fee.
The Commission hereby directs the managements of private schools, junior colleges and private teacher educational institutions in school education to collect only the first quarter tuition fee as fixed for the last academic year at the time of admission of a student.
“Keeping in view the financial hardships faced by some of the parents of children, who request for installment facility, the managements of private schools are directed to consider the plea of parents sympathetically and help them to pay the first quarter fee in two equal installments, with a gap of at least 45 days,” it added.
Justice Kanta Rao warned all the school managements with strict action if they are found to have refused admission to any student for want of fees. “If any Management is found violating the government orders, it will be subjected to stern action,” said Kanta Rao.
Inputs from Vuha Kunapareddy