Assam: Govt Asks Private Schools to Waive 50% Fees for April, Not to Hike Fees

Assam Government has directed all private schools to waive 50% fees for the month of April and not to hike fees or cut the salary of their staffs in view of the COVID-19 crisis.

Education Dept has directed all Pvt schools to waive 50% of their one-month school fees for April to give relief to parents. It is also directed that during pandemic there will be no increase in fee and no curtailment of the salary of teaching & nonteaching staff of Pvt schools,” tweeted Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Also, no school will be allowed to hike their fees without taking prior permission of the government, informed Sarma, adding that schools violating the order will be shut down under the Disaster Management Act.He further said that if the lockdown continues till May 30, then there will be a 52-day loss in the academic year, excluding holidays. This can be made up by keeping the school working on all Saturdays, curtailing the number of declared holidays and reducing summer holidays. If need be, they can even remain open on Sunday, Sarma added.

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