With the summer holidays drawing to a close, parents are beginning to fear school fees. Some schools have implemented government directives not to increase fees last year. Because of the lack of clarity on tuition fees, the entire fees were charged in the name of tuition fees. Due to the Corona effect, all the classes were held online, but the managements charged full fees.
The government has announced summer holidays for schools until May 31. The new academic year 2021–22 is likely to begin in another month. This time too, education officials say physical classes may not be possible at least until September. With this, online classes will be conducted again for a while. Already private and corporate schools are making arrangements to start online classes from June.
Parents are worried if school managements will increase the fees as always. So far, the government has not clarified issues like - Should the schools increase or decrease the fee? Should old fees be charged? Admissions to CBSE schools were completed in December itself. Managements have also collected the first-term fees.
Admissions have also started in corporate and private schools. However, the government has not yet decided on the fees. Last year, the Rajasthan government directed school managements to reduce fees for online classes by 30 per cent. With this, the schools approached the Supreme Court and the apex court ordered to reduce the fees by 15 per cent. The judgment should be implemented in all the states ideally. The parents are demanding that the fees should be cut at least by 50%.