| New Delhi |
September 9, 2020 1:48:43 am
College students of Delhi Public Faculty, Mathura Highway, whose mother and father haven’t paid charges because the nationwide lockdown was imposed, have discovered themselves with out entry to on-line courses. Final week, the training division had despatched a strongly worded order to all non-public faculties re-emphasising its April 18 directive that “heads of schools shall, in no case, deny ID and password for getting online access of educational facilities/classes/material, etc to those students/parents who are unable to pay the school fee due to financial crisis arising out of closure of business activities in the ongoing lockdown condition”.
Final week, the division had ordered that the April order proceed to be complied with “in its totality”.
A father or mother of two kids, each in main courses, stated the kids had been faraway from the Microsoft Groups group for on-line courses on Monday night time. “We have been very hard hit with medical bills through the entire lockdown period. My husband has a seasonal business and income has dried up. In February, he had a paralytic stroke. My children’s class teachers have called me several times. Yesterday, I received calls from both class teachers telling me that both children are being struck off online classes. We have also been removed from class WhatsApp groups,” she stated.
One other affected father or mother stated mother and father of over 10 college students on a mother and father’ social media group have raised the identical criticism. “We are planning to go to the school on Wednesday to raise the issue,” the father or mother stated.
One other criticism mother and father raised is that the college demanded charges underneath heads similar to upkeep, PTA fund, growth fund and operational fund. Final week, the directorate had ordered towards this and stated non-public faculties might solely cost tuition charges. Mother and father who had been charged Rs 9,600 as much as July stated they needed to pay Rs 15,209 in August.
Whereas a senior member of the college administration stated they didn’t want to touch upon assortment of costs aside from tuition charges, the official stated, “The action has been taken in the case of selected students whose parents have not paid a single penny in the last few months. They need to pay tuition fees at least or there will be too much arrears. They have been asked repeatedly to pay the fees.”
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