GUWAHATI, Nov 23 - Highlighting an urgent issue concerning the education system, the Guardian Association of Private/Public Undertaking School Students has urged 26 school authorities in Guwahati not to keep on increasing the school fees irrationally.
In a memorandum to the school authorities, the association alleged that in the name of quality education, the schools increase the fees under different heads without giving a justifiable reason, which puts a huge financial pressure on the parents.
Arguing that the schools do not call all the guardians together to hear their grievances, the association said that the schools haven�t even shown interest in accommodating a guardians� platform for addressing the troubling issues.
�The guardians have every right to know, so far as the involvement of money is concerned,� said the memorandum.
The association further stated that apart from a fee hike every year, the promoted students also have to pay a huge renewal fee which is nearly equal to the new admission charges. This apart, the association requested the schools to do away with the late fine on monthly fee, etc.
Copies of the memorandum have been sent to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, the State Principal Secretary and the directorates of Elementary Education and Secondary Education.
The memorandum also asked the schools not to change the textbooks frequently.