Karnataka govt directs unaided private schools to collect only 70% tuition fee

Prime News, Karnataka, Education, Bengaluru, April 29:- The Karnataka government on Wednesday (April 28) directed unaided private schools in the state to collect only 70 percent of tuition fees for the year 2021-22.

In view of the grim pandemic situation in the state and taking into account the parents going through hardships due to loss of income and jobs, the government in a circular has directed the schools to collect only 70 percent of the tuition fee for the current academic year.

Earlier the managements of various schools that impart education in state syllabus, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and other curriculum had agreed to waive 25 percent of the tuition fee for the current academic year and in view of the inability of parents to pay the full fees, the government had approved proposal to collect the said fee from unaided schools.

The circular issued by H S Shivakumar, Additional Secretary, Primary and Higher Primary Schools, government of Karnataka, put forth some conditions to schools that prohibited the collection of school developmental fees, optional fees and also collecting donation for trusts and societies. If the school management has already collected the full fees, it has to reimburse the remaining 30 percent fees to parents or adjust the amount for the next academic year. The government also approved the school management to voluntarily reduce the fees and provide at least two installment window to pay the fees. (NAV)

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