No fee hike, charge tuition fee only, Pvt schools directed

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SRINAGAR — School Education Department on Thursday directed private schools not change fees quarterly, stating that the decision about transport charges shall be taken separately.

The Education Department has also issued instructions to private schools for collection of tuition fees from students to ensure withdrawal of salary of staff. The department has directed private schools to only charge tuition fees on monthly bases and not to hike fees.

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The order issued by the government reads, “Only tuition fees shall be charged from students on monthly basis, instead of quarterly basis for the lockdown period. No fee hike shall be made during academic session 2020-2021,” it reads.

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It reads that, “annual fee, if any, can be charged monthly on pro-rata basis, after schools re-open.”

“No school shall deny access to online education, material, classes to poor/deserving students unable to pay school pay due to prevailing situation,” the order reads.

The order further reads that “registration of private schools, which have expired during lockdown period shall be deemed valued till lockdown period is over. A view regarding transport charges shall be taken separately,” reads the order.

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