Private schools' exorbitant fees to be rationlised by Punjab government

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Chandigarh/April 15
To provide some relief to general public from exorbitant fees being charged by private schools, Punjab government has decided to rationalize fee structure of private Schools of the state.
Punjab’s Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka said, “The state government noticed that some private schools were charging exorbitant fee from the students and it was decided to streamline the fee structure of private schools by issuing guidelines in this regard.”
“Quality education is the right of every student of the state so it becomes imperative for state government to rationalize the fee structure to provide much needed relief to the common masses. Furthermore, the state government has taken in principle decision to merge all those schools having less than 20 students with nearest schools,” Maluka said adding that the education department will also provide transport facility, if needed.
Maluka further stated that private schools should bring uniformity in their admission policies so that nobody has a reason to object.
“The state government has taken a serious note of the issue of under payment to private school teachers and education department will soon chalk out a plan under which all such payments to private schools teachers should be through cheques,” Maluka said.
Education minister added that all the schools and colleges have been directed to ensure proper distribution of Post Matric Scholarship schemes and that too in a stipulated time frame. He said that no laxity would be tolerated on this issue and special departmental teams would conduct surprise checking in this regards. “One month summer vacations for the current session would start from June 10 and the decision regarding winter vacations would be taken according to the weather conditions,” he added.

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