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Schools Increased Fees Despite Online Classes: Parents In New Survey

BP World Bureau | Jul 09 2021
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63% of parents said that the school their children go to increased the fees this year despite online classes.

School sessions have started again in full flow in online mode across most urban and semi-urban locations.

Still, parents complained that there has been a surge in school fees despite the online classes, according to a new survey by community platform LocalCircles.

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Out of those who have complained, 33% of parents said that the schools their children go to have increased fees by over 20%.

65% of the parents said their state government has been inactive or ineffective in dealing with school fee increase and related complaints during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Economic repercussions itself led to many school dropouts. 

Supreme Court ruling in May 2021 ordered a minimum 15% reduction in school fees.