On June 16 the Directorate of Education directed schools to charge 50 per cent of regular monthly fees from students during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UARSoM was reacting to a statement issued by AMSGO on Monday that UARSoM requesting at least 70 per cent of the tuition fees from the parents/guardians is akin to dishonoring the notification of Education (S) that directs schools to collect 50 per cent of the monthly payable fees from students.
Schools which do not conduct online classes or any other activities during the pandemic should not collect student tuition fees from the parents, the United Association of Recognised Private Schools Association Manipur (UARSoM) stated.
SPDPO questioned where the funds collected in the name of school admissions are and stated that the same could be applied for government school and college teachers as well.
The Directorate of Education has ordered to pay 70 per cent of the monthly payable salary to teachers and staff.
The Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Singpanglup condemns violation of school fees structure by private schools
The Manipur government’s order on monthly tuition fees favours only the interest of the owners of private schools and government-aided schools, said the Irabot Foundation Manipur.
The AMSU said it cannot be held responsible for any unwanted fallout as a result of the defiance to its stance.
The resolution was taken at a discourse on ‘Imposition of School Monthly Fees by Government During Lockdown’ held in Imphal on Saturday by the AMSU and AMSGO
The discourse will be held at the premises of AMSU headquarters located at the campus of DM University, Imphal.
HRD secretary, AMSU Bruce Pebam demanded the government to rescind the order before October 8.
An order by commissioner of education(s) T. Ranjit Singh on Monday stated that the school authorities should also pay 50 per cent of the monthly payable salary to the teachers and staff.
"The private schools are contributing for the welfare of the state regardless of the uncertainties which lie ahead."
The government order also directed the schools not to hike admission fees for the session while collecting the same.
I had a sudden emotional pang to that I wanted to go home so badly to give a hug to my parents and say ‘things will be alright again’.
The student bodies also demanded installation of COVID-19 testing laboratories in all the hill district headquarters for facilitating faster and extensive testing of people quarantined in the centres immediately.
Parents Associations, Churachandpur also informed that they are not in a position to pay their children’s school fees in times of lockdown due to COVID-19.
A circular issued by commissioner (Education-Schools), T Ranjit has directed the schools to provide the information as per a format which includes number of students, number of teaching and non-teaching staffs, various fees, salary of teachers, among other things.