Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday asked private schools to reconsider their decisions on annual fee hike and collecting fee quarterly during the lockdown.
“I urge private schools to reconsider decisions on annual fee hike, collecting fee quarterly during lockdown. I hope state education departments will address the fee issue keeping in mind the concerns of parents and schools,” he said.
“I am happy that some states have already taken positive steps on this, I appreciate their initiative and hope that all other states will re-consider my request,” he said.
The country is under a lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. The lockdown has now been extended till May 3. While schools were closed and exams postponed at least two weeks before the lockdown was announced. Several parents have been approaching the government with requests for fee waivers during the lockdown period.