August 7, 2022

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Manipur students’ body urges the private schools to avoid 30 % fees for the lockdown period

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The All Manipuri Students Union (AMSU) on Tuesday reinforced its plea to revive the government order permitting the private schools to receive 30 % of the monthly fees from the students from the initiation of lockdown in April.

Bruce Pebam, AMSU’s Human Resources Development Secretary stated the union’s clear stand regarding the private schools to not collect the monthly fees from the students as each and every sector struggled hard during the lockdown enforced from March for containing the spread of the pandemic.

Earlier, on October 5, the state education department issued the instructions to the private schools and government-aided schools to receive 30 % of the monthly fees from the students beginning from April 2020. Also, it iterated on paying 50 % salaries to the teachers and staff of the schools.

Regarding the order, Pebam stated, “We have made our stand very firm that during this lockdown period, the salary of private schools teachers should be managed by the school committee and government.”

He mentioned that the government had asked the private schools to present the complete fee structure. “But so far 50% of private schools have failed to do so.”

“We want the Manipur government to accept the conditions put forward by the AMSU in the interest of the public and students community in particular,” he said. “We also want private school teachers who are always deprived of their rights to come out and demand their genuine rights from the school authorities,” he further added.

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