Rajasthan schools to remain shut today due to state mourning

Rajasthan schools to remain shut today due to state mourning

November 17, 2020

The Rajasthan Department of Education announced a holiday for all schools in the state on November 17, 2020, due to state mourning after the death of former education minister Bhanwar Lal Meghwal yesterday. The state government, however, has not announced the reopening dates

Meanwhile, private schools in Rajasthan earlier called for an indefinite strike regarding the state government order against collecting school fees. The schools decided not to hold classes from November 5 on the call of the Forum of Private School of Rajasthan.

Many representatives of private schools of Rajasthan would be assembling in Jaipur to protest the order restricting school fees collection. As per sources, representatives of the 50, 000 private schools would assemble in Jaipur today to put forward their point of view.

Keeping the restrictions due to Covid-19, 5 representatives each of a collective of schools would be present in Jaipur to put their point in front of the government. The schools have reported financial troubles with no fees for the past seven months.

The state government, in October, ordered the reduction of school tuition fees by 30 to 40 percent. The order was also extended to the private schools, those affiliated to CBSE as well as those affiliated to Rajasthan Board – RBSE.

Source: Times Now

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