The parents of two girl children have alleged that a private school in the district had made the girls stand outside the classroom for the past one week as the Government was yet pay their fees. The students were admitted under the Right To Education (RTE) Act, which mandated the private schools to set aside 25 per cent of their total seats for students from disadvantaged groups or weaker sections.
B. Nazeer, the girl’s father, submitted a petition to Sub-Collector (Pollachi) Rashmi Sidharth Jagade during the district administration grievances meeting conducted at Pollachi on Monday.
The Union and the State share the fees on 65:35 ratio, and should disburse them to private schools in September and January. Private schools have complained that they were yet to get the reimbursement amount for even a student so far in the past three years. In his petition, Mr. Nazeer said that the girls were admitted to L.K.G in the beginning of the current academic year under the RTE Act. However, following the Government’s failure to reimburse the fees, the school had begun harassing the girls and had asked them to pay the fees of Rs.25,000.
He claimed that they had been made to stand outside of the class for the last one week.
He urged the district administration to take action against the private school.
The Sub Collector assured him that the administration would look into the issue.
They were made to stand outside the classroom for a week
Source: The Hindu