Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Oct 5: Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) Monday said they are against any fee relaxation to the students, which can have devastating effect on the entire education sector.
“The entire school education sector has been hit hard for last so many years and especially since August 2019 lockdown and subsequent COVID restrictions. Such is the situation of schools that it has become a matter of survival for all of us,” sad G N Var president PSAJK.
“At this point of time how can we support fee relaxation. In fact we had many times met Principal Secretary School Education and presented to him all facts and figures regarding situation of schools. He was kind enough to see the reality and see how fee relaxation can result in closure of schools and loss of employment,” he said.
War said the private schools provide employment to 67000 persons right from bus conductor to school principal and any disruption in fee collection can spell doom for many lives. “We are against 30 % fee reduction. Which sector can survive with such a steep cut in their revenue”.
He urged the patients to deposit the tuition fee of the students.
“We have already agreed to provide concession of upto 50 % in transport fee and we appeal parents to deposit the remaining fee at the earliest so as to keep the transport sector of schools in running shape and not turned in Non Performing Asset. Otherwise schools will have to wind up transport or outsource it to third party which is many times expensive than what the schools charges,” said Var.