Talking to ANI, Venkat, Vice President of Hyderabad School Parents Association (HSPA) stated that the affiliation has been asking for an appointment with the Director of School Education, however have not obtained one thus far, and due to this fact we determined to lodge a protest by sending the 2 containers of complaints and flowers to her.
“We have been receiving complaints from parents across Telangana Schools. There is a common problem everywhere, of schools not following GO-46. We have been asking for an appointment with the Director of School Education, but haven’t received one so far. Therefore we are sending her complaints along with flowers,” he stated.
Seema Agarwal, a consultant of HSPA defined,”We are doing this unique protest because schools are not following the GO-46. Private schools are demanding full fees. GO-46 that was issued by the Chief Minister has two points. One the fee can’t be increased during COVID-19 pandemic, and second that only nominal tuition fee can be demanded.”
She added that private schools are manipulating the price construction and have notr decreased the charges.
“The earnings of parents have been affected due to COVID-19. Our demand is either the schools take only 50 per cent of the total fee, or take nominal fee mentioned on the CBSE website,” Agarwal stated.
Shehtaj Khan, a mum or dad who participated within the protest stated that they requested the administration for the permission to carry a protest, however as a result of on account of COVID-19 pandemic giant gatherings are usually not allowed, their request was denied.
“Our problem is that the government and administration is not implementing the GO-46. Parents of around 200 schools in the state are with us. If parents are not giving the fees, their children are removed from online classes, depriving them of their right to education,” Khan stated.