Schools and parents protest 25% fee waiver | Ahmedabad News

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Ahmedabad: After the management of the school, the plan of the state education department to extend the 25% tuition exemption program for the 2021-22 school year as well, comes up against resistance from parents.
While school counselors have threatened to take legal action if the government does not reverse its decision, parent groups want a fee waiver of at least 50%.
The All Gujarat Parents Association said on Saturday it would also explore a legal option if the fee waiver was not increased to 50%.
“There are a lot of parents who suffered financially during the second wave and due to the restrictions related to Covid-19. Job losses and the financial crisis have been a big challenge for parents for over a year now. Online education is also expected to continue this year as the country faces the third wave of Covid-19 in the coming months. So we demand that the government increase the fee waiver to 50%, ”said a member of the association.
The new academic session for schools began on June 7 in the state. Many schools have taken advance checks of parents’ tuition fees, sources said.
State Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama told media on Friday that the government plans to grant 25% fee relief this year as well.
Schools are facing a serious financial crisis, according to school commissioners and management, as many parents failed to pay fees for 2020-2021 after the government announced a fee cut last year.
There are some 20,000 self-funded schools in the state that will be affected by the government’s decision.
Last September, the state government ordered all private schools to reduce annual tuition fees by 25% for 2020-2021.
The management of self-funded schools in Gujarat has threatened legal action if the government implements the 25% tuition waiver plans announced to the media.



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