In what could be a relief for parents reeling under financial crisis due to the COVID-19 impact, the School Education Minister KA Sengottaiyan on Thursday issued a stern warning to private schools saying they cannot coerce parents to pay 35 per cent more fees for the current academic year.
KA Sengottaiyan, School Education Minister
Chennai: “Private schools should not coerce parents to pay 35 per cent more fees and they should be given adequate time to pay,” he said to the media in Gobichettipalayam in Erode district. The Minister’s statement comes a day after the Madras High Court allowed private schools to collect 35 per cent more fees apart from the 40 per cent already permitted to be collected for the current academic year. The Minister also warned private schools against conducting special classes before reopening of the institutions.