As many as 1000 parents would stage demonstration at Samvidhan Square to protest against exorbitant rise in school fees. The protest would begin at 8.30 am.
According to parents there are now strict guidelines for the schools about fees structure. Taking advantage of it, private schools, in particular those affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), hike total fees by 12 percent to 15 percent every year.
To protest this rise and attract the attention of government towards this issue a demonstration will be staged on Sunday. The movement against fee hike would be spread across the State before the Assembly elections.
“10 percent hike in three years, like proposed by Aditya Thackeray’s youth wing was manageable. But a rise of over 12 percent every year is too much. It is becoming extremely difficult for service class people to afford good school and provide quality education to their children,” said Coordinator Yogesh Patre.
He further said that parents are also mulling to file public interest litigation in the high court demanding directives to the government to make norms for private schools, which will ensure nominal fee hike and safety of students.