Private colleges, nursing institutes to be monitored over high tuition fees

The All Manipur Students Union said they welcomed the latest government order regarding collection of monthly fees and disbursal of salaries of staffs and teachers for all private and aided schools.

 

The All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) on Sunday said that they will start monitoring private colleges and nursing institutes for collecting high tuition fees. The student body also said that they welcomed the latest government order regarding collection of monthly fees and disbursal of salaries of staffs and teachers for all private and aided schools.

The education department on Saturday modified the past order issued on October 5 regarding collection of tuition fees.

The latest order said that the order issued on October 5 will be effective from July, 2020 instead of April, 2020 with regards to collection of monthly fees from the parents of the private school students.

It maintained that the payment of salary to the teachers and staffs will remain effective from April 2020 with 50 per cent of the monthly payable salary.

Meanwhile, general secretary of AMSU Bipinchandra Ahanthem told media during a press conference held at its head office located at DM University campus that AMSU has lifted the social boycott from some of the schools namely Mem Higher Secondary School, Ghari; Kindergarten Montessori School, Takyel; Comet school, Changangei; Tiny Tots; UNNACO, Khongman; Bright Foundation, Thoubal and Maria Montessori, Koirengei.

Ahanthem said these schools have rectified their earlier notification on collection of monthly school fees and salary for teachers and staffs. The social boycott will remain effective for remaining schools which AMSU had announced earlier, he added.

He also appealed to the private schools to take alternative steps for exemption of monthly fees for students of below poverty line families.

He maintained that AMSU will start monitoring private colleges and nursing institutes as the student body has received complaints that huge admission fees and monthly fees are being collected by the institutes.

While pointing out that some of the boarding schools have students to return at the boarding, he urged those boarding schools to withdraw such notification as it could lead to further spread of COVID-19.

 

First Published:Nov. 8, 2020, 8:02 p.m.

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