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Varanasi school waives off fees of 500 students during lockdown

April 28, 2020

The principal of Pushpa City Pride School in Varanasi, Vachaspati Srivastava has waived the school fees of all his school students for the months of April, May and June as a goodwill gesture during the lockdown period on the advice of his mother. The principal had been receiving calls from the parents of his students enquiring about the school fees and his 65-year-old mother Pushpa Srivastava advised him to help them out in whatever way possible.

Vachaspati said that he would also ensure that the salary of his staff is also not affected and he would try and help everyone as they are like his family. Most state governments including Karnataka, New Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan have told private schools to either not take fees at all or collect only tuition fees as they are conducting online classes.

Some have told schools not to pressurise parents to pay and this has received flak from many school administrations and teachers in Karnataka have also started an online petition demanding that the government order, stating not to pressuring parents to pay, be withdrawn. 

Source: Dainik Bhaskar

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