HYDERABAD: Parents protesting Niraj Public School’s unreasonable fee hike were in for a rude shock on Saturday. These parents received letters from the school management stating that their wards would not be admitted to the school for the next academic year, commencing from June 2010, unless they pay “the tuition fees and charges to the school which are overdue, latest by January 13.” The management has directed parents to collect the transfer certificates of their children by March 31.
The letter, sent to nearly 60 parents who are also members of the Niraj Public School Parents’ Association, further states that this decision of the school management follows the parents’ move to defame the school and the principal by filing false cases and citing baseless allegations. “...you have falsely petitioned to the government school department that your children were not permitted to attend the term examination which was also found to be false...”, reads the letter, which also accuses these parents of “bringing outsiders and creating an unhealthy atmosphere in the school.”
Reacting strongly, a parent asked: “How can the management dismiss the GO issued in August, which clearly directed schools to collect fee as per the 2008-09 structure?”
Officials of the school, however, termed this move as “completely justified”. “These people have lost the case in the High Court, which they had framed against the management and myself, but are still refusing to pay the fee. How can we continue to keep their children in the school under such circumstances” said Jivitheesh Reddy, principal.