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Govt urged to initiate school fee exemptions

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 10 - The Kamrup Metro unit of NSU(I) on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma highlighting a number of issues, including exemptions of school fee in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

�Due to COVID-19 pandemic, people are facing a lot of financial constraints and are not able to pay the�private school fees, which are fixed by the authority of the schools. We are therefore of the opinion that the school fees should be relaxed,� the memorandum said.

The NSU(I) demanded that admission fees, too, should be relaxed by 50 per cent up to Class XII.

�Fees like digital fees, library fees, computer fees, electricity fees, development fees, maintenance fees, magazine fees and so on should be exempted in this current session,� the memorandum signed by Abinash Das, general secretary, NSU(I) Kamrup Metro, stated.

�We also request the government to kindly provide financial help to the private school teachers and office staff during the pandemic,� Das said.

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