Indians in Kuwait complain over steep school fee hike

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Dubai, Nov 30 (UNI) Indian expatriates in Kuwait have protested to the President of India over the unilateral hike in school fees in the country by upto 25 per cent.

All Indian schools in Kuwait have announced the steep hike, though the Kuwaiti authorities gave a nod to increase it only by five per cent, the NRIs said in a memorandum to the President of India.

About 10,000 signatures along with the memorandum will be sent to President Pratibha Patil to seek her intervention in the matter, as parents and Indian organisations called for the Indian government to take over the management of the Indian Community School, the Arab Times reported.

Currently, the strength of the Indian community in Kuwait has increased to nearly 700,000. Of these 700,000, more than 10 per cent are school-going children. A total of 15 Indian schools are providing education in accordance to the norms laid down by the Indian Central Board of Education.

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