13 Jun 11: The Government has ordered private and convent schools to display boards indicating the fee particulars against each class in their premises. Along with it, the schools management are also ordered to display boards which will have names of teachers assigned for each class and their educational qualifications. These measures will help the parents take informed decision.
The reason for Government to make the display of fee structure mandatory is, most of the private institutions are claiming fees up to Rs.1 lakh and above for each student but are issuing receipts for only small amounts like Rs. 10,000. To avoid this, these measures are taken. The government has further said that the recognition of schools will be canceled if the flying squads find that the schools don’t have display boards. Some of the private institutions were also found to appoint candidates who are 10th or intermediate fail as teachers, hence mentioning the qualifications of teachers are also made mandatory.
Though the government is interested to directly regulate the fee structure in private schools charging exorbitant fees, due to the pending of case regarding the same, it is unable to take any action.
Further, the government from this academic year has introduced English as a subject in first class in all the government schools across the state, to provide convent type education to the poor. It has also said that, text books to all the students will be provided by this June end.
Source: The Hindu