Bengaluru: Non-payment of fee - Private schools to suspend online classes

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Nov 25: Even as state education minister, S Suresh Kumar, sounded a warning saying that the students cannot be treated as failed for the non-payment of fee, Associated of Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka has warned that online classes would be suspended for defaulting students if fee remains unpaid.

On Monday, Suresh Kumar had said that the schools cannot fail the students because of non-payment of fee. Reacting to the warning, secretary of the above organisation, D Shashikumar, said that many schools are finding it hard to run the schools as many parents have not paid the fee. He felt that the education department is not justified to issue instructions to all the schools based on the behaviours of a few prestigious schools.

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"We have to pay salary to our teachers. Needs of the schools have to be met. We depend on the fee paid by the students for all these expenses. It becomes very difficult to run the schools if the schools are barred from pressurizing thie parents to pay the fee. We will keep those students who fail to pay the fee outside the coverage of the online classes, “he said.

He asked the government to refund the RTE fee if it wants the schools not to levy fee to parents. He also asked the government to provide 75 percent of fee on behalf of the parents so that the school managements can provide free education. He also demanded exemption from taxes, electricity bill, water bill etc and to pay minimum salary to teachers and non-teaching staff. He also sought the demand of the organization to be met when opening of schools lest he warned of holding protest.





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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 26 2020

    This acrion by the private school associatiin was ling in the coming. I believe government machinery has done hardly anything for the private school staff. Online classes doesn't mean less expenses. A lot of koeny was spent on hardware, internet time, upskilling the teachers, etc. Now a days, each teacher spends minimum of 2-3 hours preparing for an online class.
    All of this is done burning the mid night oil. I firmly believe that it is time our elected representatives, education minister and the government woke up to the reality of immense contribution of the private education sector in building the nation. It is the right time to make people understand the difficulties private schools and colleges face. For every little permission, you have to pay goose. Then, there are so many ministers who come and ask for concessions for every relative, friend, or anybody whom they may not even know. I believe, certain private schools may be well off, but about 98% of private schools may not even have reserves to pay 3 month's salary. Whoever says it is easy to run a school, and the parents who think they can take over private schools and run them well, go ahead. Make a bid. Get into the water and you will know the depth and how cold and lonely it is out there.

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  • Robert Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    My guess is that the teachers have work twice hard in classes.

    These parents.seem to think teachers have content . But to be a.great. teacher one need to work hard to INSPIRE young minds.

    What values can a parent instill in their child if these action brings or builds a negative attitude towards teachers and education?

    A year lost means the crucial development loses connectivity. They will forget what they studied .

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Some of the parents have good source of income and I know they pay emi 'S every month into the companies. But, they act that they do not have money for the fees. I know some of the parents are the shareholders in lic and companies like these. If they do not pay the fees, how the teachers are paid? How the expenses can be borne... Teachers are really doing their best taking every initiative to teach the children. This decision is wise by the pvt. Schools.

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  • Hilary Dsa, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Everyday we hear the economy has recovered more than last year.
    Sensed has crossed 44K.GDP has gone higher.GST collection at its high.
    Even after that we hear people are not ready to pay school fees.
    They want the best education to children for free.
    We Indians are obsessed with freebies and discounts.
    Bihar election result shows that people are content and happy.

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  • Ms. Calida, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    The kind of mentality of some parents is really disheartening. You be in teacher's shoes and try to take u a class , then you can talk. From where does money come for teachers who are the only bread winners in the family. The teachers here are going to school and college and taking up classes risking their life. If you cannot pay the fees, then why do you expect work from home from your concerned company and they pay you salary. In that case you too don't deserve salary. Blaming teachers is very easy. Please do your homework. Majority of the teachers are low paid and they have joined for sales or ecommerce. Teaching is a noble profession and most parents are not respecting that. Have some humanity towards the teaching profession. Just don't argue and pay the fees. Even a teacher deserves full pay.

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  • Nisha, Bengaluru

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Schools have reduced the fees but still parents who have regular income are not paying fees just because kids are not going to school. They feel kids should be promoted to the next class next year and this year should not be considered. How is that possible. Will the child be able to pick up advanced lessons when basics are missing. Cant the parents install childlock in their phones if the child's is playing in the phone instead of concentrating in online class? Parents one question for you- Would you have told that you will not pay fees for your child's education if you were yourself a school teacher in private school. Lastly I feel the education minister should have thought before making such statements. How can private schools manage without fees. Let him revive government schools and he should have told students to join government schools if they are unable to pay the private school fees.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Private schools cannot run for free as they also need money. They have no other choice but to suspend online classes.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Mr Kamath, Mangalore, I fully agree with your comments and it makes sense.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Schools are also for business . Since so many years schools are collecting donations and fees . Parents money they developed their property . Parents should unite and take over management of schools. Every Pvt schools are property of students property.

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  • Kiran, Bengaluru

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    This very mentality has ended up with teachers getting the lowest salary among all the white collar jobs. If you feel that school property is students property, why dont you start a school and admit the students who are well off and donot want to go to government schools but still unwilling to pay the fees. Lets see how you will manage.

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  • T. DSILVA, Udupi

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Nonsense. Why didn't you start a private school and devolop a big property building etc. and now you could have given free education , at least in your area.

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  • Shoba, mangalorr

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Primary kids r not attending the classes properly, they don't understand the teachings also, and sometimes teachers and sometimes kids network problems r there . If parents give phone to them for homework they will not do homework but instead they watch cartoons and all. We only spoil kids by giving phone to them . And also classes r at the working time, during morning, many parents facing difficulties but school management doesn't understand parents problems, they could have not do the school for one year , or they could have promote the primary kids to next class . But they r busy collecting fees and also they r not reducing the fees also for one rupee alsi .
    If any emergency call come to parents during the class time ,it is very difficult for parents. Because all r not same fields, some parents have to use phone frequently may b for business purposes

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  • Ivan, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Don't want to pay the school fees. Don't want to attend virtual classes. Don't want to send the child to school. But child has to be promoted to the next class. These children will build up the future nation. This is what the parents are encouraging. What a stupidity !

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  • shoba, managalore

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    It doesnt mean that dont want to pay the fees and all.I paid the fees .But i myself facing these problems, kids want to attend school, THEY WANT TO PLAY WITH THEIR FRIENS.,THEY ARE MISSING SCHOOL VERY MUCH.they dont want online classes , and in our area there is lot of network issues.I am working women and many calls coming for me at that time i.e 8 am to 10 am. its very irritating.Many moms complained about the online classes, all of their problems only i mentioned above. THATS ALL.

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  • peter, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    You cant blame school for this. You have to raise your voice to the Education minister for the solution, which I am sure he will not give.

    Yourself being a working woman, after working 30 days in any organization will you accept to non-payment of your salary from your employer.

    One need his earned salary to run his family, for instance in your case, to pay your children fees you need your salary; like-wise, teachers also deserve their salary for what they are struggling during this pandemic.

    Otherwise, Education Minister has release payment for their salary. Let every school get their share. School happy, teachers happy, parents happy; ultimately, critics also satisfied

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  • Odyssey, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    For get about the fees..are you going to pay for the internet bills?

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    First You pay the school fees then ask this question. you are using Smart phone and you have Data plans in your phone, is it necessary ?. if yes then to have internet connection is also is and necessity.

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  • Mr Kamath, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Can't blame schools teachers private schools provide modern facilities and they don't come for free. Labs might have needed lot of computer works cause they haven't been used for a long time. Lot of expenses school also has to bear due to online classes

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Mr Kamath, Mangalore, I fully agree with your comments and it makes sense.

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Schools have saved on electric bills transportation ,office supplies and other expenses ...they should not charge full amount altleast reduce 50%

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    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Only thing saved is power and water. Do you think that constitutes 50 percent of the expenses.

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  • Shonith, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 25 2020

    Everyone has suffered due to corona. Only time will tell when all this will end.

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