Parents refuse to pay school fees in Manipur
Imphal: Parents of school children in Manipur have decided not to pay school fees, until the state government issues a notification clarifying their concerns.
The decision was taken at a discussion on the 'Imposition of School Monthly Fees by Government During Lockdown' held at the All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU) headquarters in Dhanamanjuri University campus in Imphal on Saturday. The programme was organised by AMSU and All Manipur Students Guardians' Organisation (AMSGO).
On Tuesday, the Manipur education department issued an order stating that 30 per cent of tuition fees should be collected from the parents starting from April 2020. The order directed all the private and state-run schools to collect the fees. The parents asked schools to immediately stop asking for fees.
The group also appealed to school managements to release monthly salary of teachers.
The organisations want the government to constitute a Regulation Act under the Manipur Private Schools (Registration and Regulation) Act of 2017 private hostels and boarding. AMSU requested citizens of Manipur to support their movement, which they say is for the upliftment of all the students in the state.