Educational institutions, which closed in March last year, have reopened in installments since February this year. February 1st to 9th grade and then classes started. Telangana government has given the green signal to start the 6th class on February 24. The government announced on Tuesday that it was re-closing educational institutions as corona cases are currently on the rise. Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy announced the statement in the Assembly. Physical classes lasted only about 51 days (9, and then classes).
It is alleged that during this time the school management showed more interest in charging fees than teaching lessons. Phone calls and text messages made students anxious that they must attend school. With this, about 70 percent of the students attended classes. Parents have been pressured to pay a mandatory fee for conducting tests. Double fees were charged from parents in the name of tuition fees. Thus 80 percent of the fees were taken by the owners.
Parents of students are now demanding that the Telangana government should take steps to reimburse them for the fees they have paid as the government announced about re-closing educational institutions. The School Parents Association alleges that the government and private educational institutions have opened together schools to collect fees and profit during MLC elections.
Government and private educational institutions are in together
In order to collect the fees, the schools were started. According to the plan, Crores were collected in the name of fees. Students and parents were intimidated in the name of exams and fees were charged. The government should announce its decision on fees immediately. Fees must be returned to the parents. Concerns will be raised if the government does not respond. – Venkat, Member of the Parents Association.
We will take action if a complaint is made
Complaints on fees charged by private educational institutions must be acted upon. Owners have acted illegally in the matter of collection of fees other than as per GO No.46. Twice the fees were charged in the name of tuition fees. We will take appropriate action on behalf of the commission for the protection of the rights of the Child if we receive complaints from parents who have suffered high fees. – Ponugoti Anjan Rao, Member of Commission for the Protection of the Rights of the Child.
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