Ahmedabad: Parents and students stage protest over sudden fees hike
Today in Ahmedabad, Parents and students stage protest over sudden fees hike.
Parents of Global Mission International School protest against BJP government for 30 % hike in school fees.
Global Mission International School is located in Ghuma area and CBSE affiliated school.
School management has suddenly demanded Rs 36,000 fees in place of Rs 28,000 which irked the parents to walk down on streets and protest against the government.
Parents complaint that normally school is increasing 10 % fees, but this time revengefully they have increased 30 % fees.
Self-financed schools are not following the guidelines and fees structures fixed by FRC Fee Regulation Committee and surprisingly state Education department is silent on the issue. The issue of school fees hike prevailant in the state for last 1 year irks parents and they feel that FRC has provided free hand to school management.
Students are frightened to go to school after such incidents says parents. Students are daily getting ultimatum to pay the fees or told not to attend the school by school management.
FRC is charging 20 to 30 % higher fees than government norms of 15, 25 and 27 and suggested for fees reduction. Parents are protesting against FRC norms.
Parents have threatened to show government in 2019 elections if their demands are not taken seriously.
The rally against school fees hike by Bopal Parents Association held from Bopal to Ghuma and holding banners against government and shouting slogans. Even, school students joined the protest rally and raised question about their future.
As per source.