On Thursday, the Director of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), said there is a need for cooperation between parents and school management for the proper education of children.
He made his comment in the face of increasing anger among the parents of different private schools over the unreasonable fees charged even during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Parents and school management must cooperate and complement each other for the sake of their child’s education as, someday schools are bound to open,” CBSE’s Training & Skills Director Biswajit Saha said at a CII organized e-session on education.
Several private schools are claimed to charge different fees other than tuition fees, that cannot be applied as the institutions are locked up and only limited virtual classes have taken place.
MP Locket Chatterjee and members of the BJP cell demonstrated outside the state departmental education agency to request that private schools not charge any fees for the entire lockdown duration, which began in mid-March.
Many states have ordered private schools to cut or exclude fees, but in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee only asked the institutes to avoid the rise in fees.