Karnataka Education Minister Suresh Kumar has said that schools in Karnataka should not charge more than 70% of tuition fees.
The world is in a severe economic crisis due to the corona epidemic. As a result, many thousands have lost their jobs. Many parents who had enrolled their children in private schools have enrolled in Government Schools due to the economic crisis. Parents are dissatisfied with the fact that some private schools in the state of Karnataka have forced parents to disconnect online classes if they do not pay the full tuition fees at their schools.
The parents’ association was to hold a protest today condemning the action of the schools and urging the state government to intervene in the matter. As a result, the Karnataka Education Minister has said that all private schools should charge only 70% tuition fees in the current academic year, no matter what curriculum they follow, both Central and State Government. He said schools should not charge any other fees and should be given the opportunity to pay the fees in three installments. He also said that in fact, many private schools have reduced tuition fees by 25% to 30%.
Following this, district-wise committees will be set up to investigate allegations of high tuition fees. The Karnataka education minister said action would be taken against schools that charge higher fees.