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There seems to be no end to arbitrary school fee hikes.
Recently, Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (DPSG), located in Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, increased its fee. While some parents said there was a hike of 70 per cent, others said fees had been increased by 400 per cent annually.
Angry parents congregated outside the school to protest on March 24.
"They have increased the fee by 70 per cent," said Pushpinder Kaur, one of the parents at the protest. "The school management is not even ready to talk to us. How are we supposed to pay such exorbitant fees?"
"The school administration has increased fees without discussing the matter with parents," said Ritu Walia, another parent. "The common man cannot pay such exorbitant fees. The government should intervene in the matter."
Another parent, Amit Kumar, said both his kids studied in the DPSG and this sudden increase will drain his finances. "The government schools fail to provide good education, and the private schools loot us," said Kumar.
According to the education department, schools are allowed to increase their fee by 10 to 15 per cent every year.
City Spidey spoke to Neelam Bhandari, District Education Officer (DEO). She said the matter had not been brought to her notice. "We will take strict action against the school administration if we receive a complaint."
TAGS: Schools / Gurgaon / School fee hike / District Education Officer / DEO / Delhi Public School Ghaziabad / DPSG / Parents / Fees / Education / Rollback
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