School fee hike sparks protest in Bathinda

Parents angered by 100% increase

School fee hike sparks protest in Bathinda

Parents protest outside a school in Bathinda. Tribune Photo

Bathinda, April 9

Parents of LKG students of St Xavier’s School here protested outside the campus today against hike in fee and charges of books.

They alleged instead of lowering the fee in the wake of Covid-19 that has hit everyone financially, the school authorities had hiked the fee by 100 per cent this academic session. They submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.

Harpreet Dhaliwal, a protester, said: “The school management could have hiked the fee by 10 to 15 per cent as done in the past. We will not be able to bear such steep fee hike, especially when Covid has affected our income drastically. ”

School principal Father Cidloy Furtado said: “In the wake of Covid. So, we had to raise the fee, which is only for students of LKG. We won’t revoke the decision and if some parents are not comfortable with it, they can withdraw admission.” — TNS

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