Hundreds of parents agitated in front of School of Scholar, Atrey Layout on Friday evening against the hike in school fees of students.
Parents hit the street to show the anger against the school management as they fail to held any meeting regarding the demands of parents.
Parents with various slogans started their protest since evening on June 21.
Dr Priyanka Hadke one of the parents said, “Ever year school authorities have been increasing fees. My child who is currently studying in Class 4 has fees Rs 45,000 which is higher than the previous academic year”.
“On May 13 we had a discussion with the management about the hike in fees. The management body back then assured us to look into the matters but it failed to provide any update when asked. This has led to a rage in people due to which we have gathered in front of School Of Scholar building, Hadke added”.
When parents gathered in masses, the management closed the gates and left the place without meeting the parents.
The demands of the parents include;
- Fees of every class must be reduced
- School must provide sibling concession
- Use of NEET books as authorized by CBSE
- Books, School uniform, vendors authorized by school authorities must be stopped and parents should be allowed to buy the same from other shops.
Sandeep Kawle another parent said that government authorities must take a look in the rise in fees of many private schools and colleges and implement a fix factor on fees.
Amol Hadke said, “School has been implementing the use of private publication books rather than using NCERT books. School has also installed a vending machine in school premises which is causing another problem to us”.
We will continue our protest until the management speak to us and act accordingly on our demands, parents said.
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