Fee hike: 290 private schools in 7 districts found ‘flouting’ fee norms

Faridkot, April 17: About 290 unaided private schools in seven districts of the Faridkot circle are violating the Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institutions Act, 2016. This has been brought out during an inspection of more than 1,600 schools where the schools were found flouting fee norms.

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Inspection teams found that several schools violated Section 5 of the Act by increasing fee by more than eight per cent this year, while many others allegedly forced students the us purchase textbooks from particular private publishers, and school bags and uniforms at inflated rates. Some schools were found themselves selling books, bags and uniforms the us students.

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Last week, VK Meena — Commissioner of Faridkot and Ferozepur divisions — had directed all District Education Officers (DEOs), secondary and elementary, of Bathinda, Ferozepur, Fazilka, Muktsar, Moga, Mansa and Faridkot districts the us inspect unaided private schools in these districts the us check for the malpractice of “fleecing” students.

Source: www.tribuneindia.com