Fee Row: School drags students out of classes

Srinagar: Parents and management members of a private school located at Gogjibagh abused, accused and manhandled one another, after the chairman of the school dragged many students out of the classes asking them to pay tuition fee for September and October 2014.

Pertinently, in wake of September floods, Court had waived off the fee for the month of September and October while on the recommendations of the then ADC Srinagar, Directorate of Education had issued a circular directing all the private schools not to demand fee from parents for the month of September and October.

From time to time parents alleged that they were forced to pay the fee for these two months. The parents alleged that Director School Education neither agreed to meet them personally nor bothered to take action against the schools that violated court orders.

Reports said that the chairman of a private school located at Gogji Bagh Jawahar Nagar Friday forced some students to leave the school and asked them to return to school only with September, October fee in their hands. Eyewitnesses told CNS, that the parents of these children appeared in School and accused school authorities of  fraud. “There was scuffle between parents and school management members,” said a teacher.

“Chairman Iqbal Hanif Beigh treats himself above law. He not only has been harassing the children but also is looting the parents in the name of Education,” said a father Samiullah Kaloo, whose two kids are reading the school.

“I was forced to pay the September, October fee. I have approached court of law and have filed a petition against the said private school through a lawyer,” said another parent. The parents added that personal staff of incumbent Director Education is so ‘rude’ and ‘uncivilized’ that they don’t listen to anyone and never allows any common man to meet the Director. 

As usual Director Education Showkat Ahmed Beigh asked aggrieved parents to visit his office, so that he can take action against the school. (CNS)

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