GOLAKGANJ, March 5 � The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has alleged that higher secondary schools in Dhubri district were collecting exorbitant examination fees from students.
President of the AJYCP Dhubri district unit, Bibhash Barman, said that these schools were allegedly collecting Rs 600 to Rs 700 as examination fees from each student though the State Higher Secondary Education Council has asked for only Rs 200. He said according to the instruction issued by the council, the first year examination fee was fixed at Rs 200, of which Rs 150 was for the school where the student was studying and Rs 50 was meant for the council.
�But defying this instruction, higher secondary schools and junior colleges are charging Rs 600 to Rs 700, which many poor students are unable to pay,� he alleged.
The AJYCP unit also submitted a memorandum to Dhubri Deputy Commissioner Nazrul Islam and Dhubri District Inspector of Schools Abdul Qaium Al-Aman and demanded action against schools and colleges that have been collecting such exorbitant fees.