Govt should frame concrete policy against ‘loot’ of private schools: KD

Jammu Tawi, April 21
Expressing serious concern over the alleged loot by the private schools on the name of admission fee and other charges, Kranti Dal, Jammu and Kashmir, asked State Government should clarify on the fee structure as well as other charges. “We hope that state government will lend an ear to the problems being faced by parents who are being looted by private schools in the Jammu and Kashmir State. There needs to be some regulatory mechanism,” state president, Kranti Dal, Pritam Sharma told reporters, here today. He alleged hegemony of private schools and commercialization of education in the State. “We are not against private schools but are totally against their loot and the problems being faced by harassed parents. Something concrete must be done to address the dwindling education scenario in the State at the school level,” he said. “These schools are forcing the students to purchase un-necessary items on exorbitant rates and thus fleecing the parents of their hard earned money,” he said. “These schools also opened their business in the school by providing school uniforms, bags, books, stationary, sports kits to fleece parents of the students,” he alleged. “It would be the biggest reform ever, if such a rule was introduced. It will help in improving the quality of education and infrastructure in government schools,” he added. He also urged the State Government to come up with guidelines to curtail exorbitant school fees charged by private schools and colleges. Calling the exploitation of educated youth of the State as worst form of human rights violation, Pritam Sharma said that highly qualified educated underemployed youth in the State were treated like mere expendables. Others who were present on the occasion included Vijay Kumar, Takur Karnail Chand, Akhil Gandotra, Tarun Gupta, Neeraj Dhamin, Amit Menia, Rajinder Bhagat, Sachin Sharma, Anil Sharma etc.

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