In a major development the Andhra Pradesh assembly passed the Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission Bill, this Monday with an objective of regulating the school fees. This move came from the government with an objective of reducing the burden of the parents.
Speaking about this latest move the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said “Today’s education system especially in AP is collapsing with the private schools demanding exorbitant fees. Though this is happening there is nobody to question them. A minister from the previous government owns big group of educational institutions. With this being the scenario fees cannot be controlled.”
He further said “According to the Right to Education Act, every private school must provide 25 percent seats at free of cost and the government should pay that fees. But the RTE Act has not been executed in even one school in the past five years.”
“Many government schools were shut down in the name of rationalisation. Meanwhile, private schools were given free hand to increase fees to the level of extortion,” he added.
“Even now there is higher percentage of uneducated people in the state. This is because of the financial burden and also many people still can’t afford the exorbitant fees demanded by the private institutions. Due to this, we are bringing this bill so that even poor people can afford education.”
“Our government is going to constitute an Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission. A retired high court judge appointed by the Chief Justice of High Court will be the chairman for this commission. There will be 11 members, who are national level prominent academicians, in the commission. They can monitor the admission and teaching at any school,” he went to say.
Source: IndiaTodayPosted in News, States