Pune: Amid the surge in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, many schools have started online teaching. Though online education has begun, the fees structure and guidelines are not made. Maharashtra Navnirman Vidyarthi Sena (MNVS) has warned the government to give clear instructions to the schools on fees.
On Wednesday the MNVS Pune City President Kalpesh Yadav sent a letter to the Union Manpower Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank via email.
Yadav talking to Sakal Times said, “Many schools are charging huge amount for online education. The fees structure mentions school hours, computer room, library fees, other activities fees and more. Schools cannot charge a hefty amount for these as all these facilities are shut. Some schools are continuously extorting money from parents under some or other names and initiatives.”
He added, “The Maharashtra state government has been repeatedly ignored in this regard. Also, the guidelines issued by the central government now do not provide guidelines on the proper fees structure. We warned such authorities that if the government does not take the matter seriously even after repeated complaints from parents, it will bring seriousness to the notice of the people through staging agitation aggressively.”
“Many parents have lost their jobs and are under immense financial burden. Some parents even cannot manage internet charges and laptop or other gadgets for online education. We stand with the parents. The government should take strict action against such schools who are charging heftily. July 20 is the deadline or the government have to bear the dare consequences of burning the guidelines a ritual of ‘MANVISE Holi’ post-deadline,” he concluded.