Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Nov 8: National Conference on Sunday said most parents of the school children studying in private schools are in financial distress following the denial of the school administration to grant them favorable fee reduction.
While expressing concern over the plight of parents, Party’s Additional Spokesperson Sarah Hayat Shah said various noted schools are flagrantly pressurizing parents to submit all dues failing which they are being told that the annual results of their wards would be withheld.
“It is highly unbecoming of these schools to charge exorbitantly from the parents, most of who are reeling under economic stress due to the all-pervading economic slump down and salary cuts. The tactics, the privately run school administration is employing is pure intimidation. It goes without saying that the schools have remained shut for nearly one and a half years now; the entire sector has been hard hit since august 5th 2020. The successive clampdown and COVID-19 induced lock down has brought all economic activities in J&K, particularly Kashmir to a grinding halt. How is it possible for salaried classes to reimburse fees, capitation charges and other allied charges due to school, given the fact that there has been no academic activity for all most two years now,” she said.
She said the situation demands that the school administration discuss the modalities with the respective parents and work out a favorable fee reduction plan for ensuing year as well impending dues from previous months.
“The concerned government departments should act and ensure no child is denied of education on account of his failure to submit fees. The coercive tactics need to be checked,” she said.