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Gujarat: Schools to launch #SaveOurSchools campaign on Sunday

July 25, 2020

The Association of Progressive Schools (AOPS), a self-financed schools association in Gujarat will kick-off digital campaign #SaveOurSchools against the government’s recent GR on not to levy tuition fees from parents till the schools do not resume normally.

The association has invited all the educators, teachers, parents, and students to join in the tweet storm scheduled between 4 pm and 6 pm on July 26 (Sunday). AOPS will hold a brief training session today for participants to understand how it works and what they can write about the campaign. This is especially planned for the people who are not familiar with Twitter. The session will train them to understand the focus and the strategy of the campaign and also how to use their Twitter account.

The campaign aims to raise concern about school education and demand government to take a favourable decision, suitable to all stakeholders. Speaking on this initiative, Manan Choksi, member of AOPS, said, “We have received tremendous support from parents and other sections of the society backing the various initiatives taken by the self-financed schools for the betterment of students’ education. A large number of parents have shown their disagreement towards the government’s GR on not to levy fees till normal classes resume. Buoyed by their support, we are launching a digital campaign #SaveOurSchools to further echo our voice and get further support nationally. This coming together for the sake of the education fraternity in Gujarat is an important step to stop what is shortsighted and will have deep consequences for everyone.”

Choksi added: “Social media is a powerful platform to voice, share thoughts, ideas and in the past, we have seen how this has contributed to altering some devastating decisions made by the policymakers about school education.”

Read: Gujarat: Private schools cannot collect fees till they are closed

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