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Protest:Members of DYFI and SFI staging a demonstration in Erode on Tuesday demanding action against private schools for collecting exorbitant fees. —
ERODE: Members of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Students Federation of India (SFI) staged a demonstration here on Tuesday urging the State Government to initiate stern action against the managements of the private schools collecting exorbitant fees from the students.
Members alleged that a number of schools in Erode and neighbouring districts were forcing the parents to pay exorbitant fees even before the Justice Raviraja Pandian panel submitted its report on the fee structure.
Condemning the act, agitators wanted the Government to initiate stern action against the school managements compelling students to pay higher fees and violating the rules.
They asked the Government to bring in a system enabling parents to pay the schools fees through the banks. This would help ensure greater transparency in the collection of fees by the private schools.
Agitators also wanted the Government to take immediate measures to reduce the prices of notebooks. The notebook prices sky-rocketed due to steep rise in the rates of paper and other materials.
Members appealed to the State Government to initiate concrete measures to enhance the quality of the school education.
Necessary changes should be implemented in the teaching and learning process, curricula and evolution, they stressed.
SFI district president A. Dinesh led the demonstration. Members of various associations also participated in the agitation.
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