Parents protest against fee hike at a school in Greater Noida

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Parents protest against fee hike at a school in Greater Noida

Parents alleged that the school management has increased the fees during the pandemic

Parents protest against fee hike at a school in Greater Noida

Greater Noida: The coronavirus pandemic has caused a major setback to the education sector by pushing the students and teachers within the walls of their homes. Everybody hoped for things to get better this year, however, all we got is another corona wave.

In this situation, people are suffering to even sustain their jobs while having the pressure from the educational institutes demanding full fees even in lockdown. The parents of the students of Ursuline Convent School, Greater Noida protested against the increase in fees on Monday. The parents alleged that the school management has increased the fees during the corona pandemic.

CitySpidey talked to Sukhpal Singh Toor, General Secretary, Gautam Buddh Nagar Parents Association, he said, “Our concern is simply that the Uttar Pradesh government should pass an order asking schools to not charge fees for facilities like computer, sports activities, library charges,  etc. It is not defined in the UP fees structure 2018, it is only a composite fee structure. The main concern of the parents is that the institutions should only charge online tuition fees.”

There are also orders from the District Magistrate to not increase fees for session 2021-22. When we tried to contact parents, they were very reluctant and did not want to come forward. CitySpidey also tried to contact the school but they did not respond.