Parents continue to protest against private school managements in Ludhiana

Police DAV School asks students to deposit annual fee for 2 yrs

Parents continue to protest against private school managements in Ludhiana

Members of various parents’ associations discuss alleged violations of rules by private schools at a meeting in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 7

The protest of parents against private school managements continued today. The parents’ association held a protest against Police DAV School, Civil Lines.

Members of the association said the school had sent a message to parents on their phones to deposit the annual fee for last year along with the tuition fee and annual fee for the session 2021-22.

The agitating parents said the total fee amounted to Rs 24,000. “Many parents cannot afford to pay this hefty amount as their work was hit due to the pandemic. The school management should also understand the plight of parents,” a parent said.

The parents have also submitted a memorandum to the district administration.

Social activist Kimti Rawal extended her to the cause of the parents and said hefty fee structure needed to be worked on.

Many parents’ associations gathered today and held a joint meeting on many issues. They said looking at the rising number of Covid cases, schools should not be allowed to open.

Parents said after the schools reopen, the district administration should ensure that Covid protocol and SOPs set by the government were properly implemented.

“In case there is violation of any sort, we will protest again. It is the matter of safety of our children,” said a parent.

“Apart from that, it should also be ensured that private schools are following government guidelines on the issue of purchase of books for the new session,” said another parent, adding that there should not be any burden on parents from schools on purchasing of books from a particular place or from inside the school campus.

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