Fee hike at Private schools with slowdown encourage parents to turn to Government schools
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Fee hike at Private schools with slowdown encourage parents to turn to Government schools

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For Ajay Bhatia of Janakpuri, taking his daughter out of a private school was a tough decision but one that had to be taken. Like 92,000 other parents in the Capital, Bhatia has applied for daughter Shivani's admission in a government school. 'The school fee is up and my income down. I can't afford it,' said the electrical shop owner. Most schools have hiked tuition fees citing 6th Pay Commission recommendations. Last year, the number of parents ready to pull their children out of private schools rose to 52,000,which the Delhi education directorate saw as an indication of the growing popularity of its schools.

 

The CBSE results may have something to do with the shift in loyalties too. 'City private schools have a pass percentage of 86.42 %, if foreign schools under Delhi region are kept out. Government schools scored 87.14 %,' said Education Minister A.S. Lovely. The Minister added, 'We've emerged as an alternative to private schools.' 'Another reason could be the fee hike,' said Delhi principal secretary, education, Rina Ray. Most parents HT contacted gave two reasons for making the switch

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