Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 23
Around 50 parents protested outside AKSIPS, Sector 45, for demanding tuition fee during the lockdown.
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Sunil Goyal, a parent, said: “As long as the lockdown continues, we will be unable to pay fee. The school has already taken fee till March 31. Now, they want fee for two months. The Education Department has allowed schools to charge tuition fee, but AKSIPS has merged other fee heads to the amount sought from us. I should not have to pay Rs6,390 for two months.”
School Executive Director Jasdeep Kalra said: “The contention was that the parents didn’t want to pay fee because the schools were closed. We have never struck off the name of any student from the rolls for not being able to deposit fee. We need to maintain expenses and pay salary to the staff. We have told parents that they can pay later when circumstances get better. The parents have submitted a representation and we will consider their requests.”
Parents fume as school demands fee
Zirakpur: Parents of children studying at Dikshant Global School today held a protest and alleged that the school authorities were asking them to pay tuition and admission fee for the months of April and May and purchase books from the institute at higher prices.
The protesters alleged that the school was providing Class II book set for Rs7,405 while its market price was around Rs3,200 in the market.
Parents said the state government had directed schools not to force parents to deposit fee. The school management refuted the allegations of charging higher price for books and said they were ready to refund admission fee if parents were not satisfied. — OC
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