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Jaipuriya School parents stage protest against fee hike

Jaipuriya School Parents Association on Monday staged protest against unsystematic and sudden increase in school fee by the management. Unrelenting parents are mulling not to deposit the fee until the school management reduces the fee.

Parents are demanding inclusion of Parents association representatives in the committee that takes decision on changes in fee structure. They also demanded that the school management should inform the parents in details about the basis on which the fee has been suddenly hiked.

Interestingly, on Sunday, Jaipuriya school parents association utilised Lohiya Park, popular among residents for morningIMG-20160411-WA0001 walk, as the venue to vent to their ire against school management decision to hike school fees exorbitantly. A decision was taken to assemble at Jaipuriya School gate to raise voice against school management’s whims and fancy on which the fee had been hiked.

Pressing their demand through whatsapp messages being circulated among the parents, the association stated that if the school management has increased the fee for air conditioner use, they should divide the additional electricity surcharge equally among the students.

Similarly, why term fee of around Rs 2,700 was being charged, the message further read. Why are the school authorities charging Rs 150 for identity card when the same could be bought from anywhere at Rs 30 to Rs 35.

Even as the parents were protesting against the school fee hike, administrative official led by SDM arrived at the spot and tried to pacify the parents. The district administrative officials have convinced parents to hold dialogues with the school authorities on Tuesday, one of the protesting parents told TosNews.

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