THE TIMES OF INDIA-“The government will implement the decision of private schools if it finds the solution favorable to the parents as well,” the minister said during an interaction with heads of high schools in Dakshina Kannada, on Saturday.
Jayamala, a private school teacher, expressed that her school situated in a rural area takes only Rs 6,500 fee per annum as a fee, and is unable to run the show due to government diktat on 70% tuition fee. Suresh replying to her concern said that the government implemented this rule not to target any private school.
“Now we have decided to consider a solution put forth by private school association heads, to end the fee war,” he said. “We will implement the same if the government finds that the suggestion is not burdening the parents,” he said, adding that private schools have filed a case in the high court, and the government is awaiting its decision.
“The pandemic has created a trust deficit between parents and the management of private schools. It should end as soon as possible,” he added.
THE HINDU-With the State government announcing that parents have to pay only 70% of their children’s tuition fees for this academic year, a large number of school managements across the State have decided to make them sign an undertaking promising to pay the full amount if the Government Order is withdrawn.
D. Shashi Kumar, general secretary of the Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka, said those parents who have not yet paid the 2020-21 fees but have expressed willingness to do so will be asked to sign the undertaking
The Karnataka government on Friday ordered all schools – following either central or state syllabi – to reduce tuition fees for the current academic year by 30% due to COVID-19. The government has also said that no development fees or other fees apart from tuition fees can be charged.
THE NEWS MINUTE -The state government has also said that if parents have already paid the full fees, school management will have to adjust the amount in the fee paid for the next year.