Will new education policy provide relief from exorbitant school fees? 

The new draft which talks about affordability and accountability has impressed parents and activists from the Hyderabad, who hopes to get some relief in school fee.

Published: 04th June 2019 08:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2019 10:49 AM   |  A+A-

The demand for setting up of District Fee Regulatory Committee (DFRC) has been going for over a decade now, however, no committee has been set up as of now.

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: With the committee set up to draft National Education Policy (NEP) recommending settings up of State Regulatory Committee which would be the sole authority on school regulations, parents in the city are hopeful of getting some relief from the exorbitant school fees.

The demand for setting up of District Fee Regulatory Committee (DFRC) has been going for over a decade now, however, no committee has been set up as of now.

The State’s efforts in this regards have been criticised, after the report submitted by the Tirupathi Rao Committee to look into the matter was not taken up, following allegations of it being pro-school managements.  

The new draft which talks about affordability and accountability has impressed parents and activists from the city, who hopes to get some relief in school fee.

However, their is no certainty on how the final policy will give shape to the regulatory mechanism.

Welcoming the first draft of the policy, which will be finalised after suggestions from parents and other stakeholders.

Speaking to Express, Ashish Naredi from Hyderabad School Parents Association said that the implementation would determine the effectiveness of the aspect pertaining to the fee regulation.

The draft talks about transparency and State level regulatory authority in schools, which will set the fee structure.

“The final version should also incorporate these points. It is also to be seen how the center implements the policy,” she added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp