Unable to pay fees, Tamil Nadu schools stop issuing Transfer Certificates forcing students to discontinue education
Three of the petitions were received from the parents who all belonged to Kalaimagal Matric Higher Secondary School at Kattumanarkovil and Bharathidasan Matriculation School at Perumathur.
CUDDALORE: For the past two years, Swathi has not received her transfer certificates from school prompting her to discontinue her education dreams. Hailing from a poor background, Swathi after completing her class XII was unable to pay her full fees resulting in the school to stop issuing her transfer certificate.
Complaints from a private school, especially from a single private school at Kattumannarkovil was received by the education authorities in the education grievance that has been set up exclusively to solve education-related issues in the district that was held on Saturday.
On Saturday the education grievance was held at the district collectorate premises that witnessed the Chief Education Officer Personal Assistant Murugan taking over along with two District Education Officer Selvaraj and Asha Christie Emarald where a total of four new petitions were received by the officers.
Three of the petitions were received from the parents who all belonged to Kalaimagal Matric Higher Secondary School at Kattumanarkovil and Bharathidasan Matriculation School at Perumathur near Bhuvanagiri. Kannan, one of the parents who has sent his ward to Kalaimagal school in a detailed complaint said that the school has been constantly demanding him for fees despite his ward being admitted under the Right to Education Act. "
The school has been showing discrimination towards my child by making him sit in the last and his teachers demanding the ward to pay the fee inside the class putting my child in difficulty. Myself a hotel supplier I am unable to pay the fee forcing me to admit my child under the Right to Education Act, however, the school has been constantly demanding for fees", Kannan said in a grieving manner.
In another issue, Ganesh and Kamlesh studying in Bharathidasan Matriculation school have been made to undergo several hardships after the parents failed to pay the last term fees. The school made Ganesh studying in class IV miss his annual examinations and his brother studying in class II admitted under RTE to sit out of the classroom. The education authorities after receiving the complaints have called for an enquiry in the next few days through which the issue will be sorted, said Murugan, the CEO.