To provide relief to parents amid the lockdown over COVID-19, the Gujarat government has asked school managements not to raise fees for the next academic year.
The school managements have been asked to allow staggered payment of fees for the months of March, April, and May during the June to November period.
Secretary to chief minister Ashwini Kumar said, “There is a relief for parents in the state. In a meeting held by education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma with the representatives of “Shala sanchalak mandal” (school management association), it has been decided that no school will increase its fees in the upcoming academic year”.
The order regarding the fees will be binding on all schools in the state including private and self-financed ones, he added.
Apart from this, Kumar also announced that the central evaluation process of answer sheets of classes 10 and 12 of the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board will commence from April 16.