Joint Protest Held By Private School Associations in Delhi, demanding resuming of schools.

 

• 500 school operators led by five private school associations held a protest on 18th January, 2021.

• Protest will start from Chandgi Ram Akhada and will be continued to CM Kejriwal's residence.

• They have also written a letter to CM Kejriwal including their problems and demands.

 

by Indu Rawat

New Delhi: In view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the schools were closed from February 2020, however many states goverment has opened the schools in their states partially but in Delhi schools are still closed. There are around 5000 low budget private schools in Delhi who charges very low fee from the students are now facing financial crisis. Due to lockdown, these private schools were closed as per the order of the government, parents were also not able to pay the fee of the students. As a result, now they are in a huge financial crisis, many low-budget private schools are closed or about to close, there is no any assistance provided by the government to them. And recently, government also denied opening of schools for all the students. 

By seeing that, 500 school operators led by Lakshya Chabariya, President Affordable School Association & Kulbhushan Sharma, President NISA decided to held a protest march on 18 January. Protest will be held from Chandgi Ram Akhada and will be continued to CM Kejriwal's residence. They have also written a letter of demands and problems to Delhi government. They told that they want the government to release EWS Reimbursement upto session 2021-22 for all schools. According to several local bodies,  Minister of Education is planning to stop Nursery admissions this year. The letter also specified that they don't want the government to scrap nursery admissions this year as around 2 lakh children are waiting to get admission thus year, and by doing so it will waste a whole year for the year children, and not only for them but it will create lots of problems for all the pre-schools and recognized schools prevailing in Delhi. The associations demanded that around 14 lakh children studying in the private schools, so if the government provides a voucher of 3500/- per month, then every child will get free education. They want the goverment to open schools again in the phase-wise manner. 

They also stated that there should be clear information or notification released by government for the students that when will the session will start, how they will be promoted to next session, when their examinations will start. These all are still not clear by the government.

However, now the goverment only decided to open the schools for class 10 & 12. But now the eyes will be on the Delhi government that whether they will agree to open the schools again for all the students and will fulfill the demands of private schools association or not.