Cong demands fixed fee structure in private schools

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Jalandhar, Mar 15 (UNI) District Congress Committee today urged the Punjab government to regulate fee structure in private schools so that a common man could provide better education to his wards.

District Congress president Arun Walia said here that state government should fix the fee structure and stationery prices of private schools in the state.

"In the name of building funds, fancy dress competitions and other activities, the private schools are fleecing the middle class besides charging hefty fees from minimum Rs 1000 to Rs 2000 per student, due to which, more than 50 per cent of a common man's earnings goes into giving education to their children," he asserted.

"Despite taking land from PUDA or Improvement Trusts on lesser rates, these schools give no discount to even children of the poor parents," he said.

Mr Walia said that if their demands were not met then they would submit a memorandum in this regard to the state government next week.

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