ABVP enforces school bandh protesting school fee hike

ABVP enforces school bandh protesting school fee hike
Highlights

Protesting against the indiscriminate hike in private schools, the ABVP gave bandh call on Wednesday. Majority schools run by private managements remained closed in the district. The ABVP leaders formed a human chain at Gandhi Statue here in which thousands of boys and girls studying in various schools took part.

Chittoor: Protesting against the indiscriminate hike in private schools, the ABVP gave bandh call on Wednesday. Majority schools run by private managements remained closed in the district. The ABVP leaders formed a human chain at Gandhi Statue here in which thousands of boys and girls studying in various schools took part.

Highlights:

  • The union leader alleges private schools are collecting exorbitant fees from students
  • Demands that the state government should implement uniform fee structure

Addressing the agitating students, ABVP district president Rammohan Rao slammed the state government for not taking action against private schools which are collecting abnormal fees from students. He demanded that the TDP government should implement uniform fee structure in private schools.

The ABVP leader stated that parents from middle and lower classes are unable to pay fees for their children. He further said that poor students studying in government schools are finding it difficult to purchase note books. “Majority students are opting for private schools as government schools lack infrastructure,” he said.

Later, the ABVP leaders submitted a memorandum to District Educational Officer Samuel, asking him to act against private schools and safeguard interests of students and their parents.

Nellore: As part of state-wide bandh call, the Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) leaders in the district staged protests against fee hike in private schools on Wednesday. The ABVP leaders organised a bike rally from Ramalingapuram to the DEO office in the city.

They enforced bandh in Sunku Chenganna Municipal High School, KNR High School and other schools. Later, the ABVP leaders and activists staged a protest in front of the office of the District Educational Officer. Speaking to the media, ABVP city secretary Naresh alleged that state government had wilfully neglected the development of government schools in order to encourage private schools.

No development in government schools had taken place in the last three years during the TDP regime, he said.
The ABVP leader asked the government to abolish GO No 29 which allows closure of schools through rationalisation process. He requested the government to fill vacant posts of Deputy DEO and MEO across the district.

He also sought an action against the errant private schools which are running without proper recognition. He alleged that the several private schools are running without recognition. “District education officials have failed to take action against the private schools which are collecting hefty fees from parents, the ABVP leader alleged. ABVP leaders Rajesh, Babu, Bhaskar, Balachandra and others were present.

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