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West Bengal govt requests private schools not hike fees

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In the view of Corona pandemic, the West Bengal government urged private schools to refrain from any fee hike for the students. State education minister, Partha Chatterjee, said the government received complaints from some guardians that a section of private schools has increased fees, turning a blind eye to the present economic crisis.

The minister also said, “The education department has received a number of complaints from guardians that a section of private schools has effected a steep hike in fees despite the hardship faced by the people in this unprecedented crisis”.

The state govt also requested all institutions, including private schools, to consider the cases of those, who are unable to pay fee due to the present situation, “in a humanitarian approach”.

The minister made the statement in view of reports that many private schools have increased fees in the present academic session.

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