Frustrated over the ever-increasing cost of education and the deteriorating quality of education in government schools, around 300 parents and students of various MCD schools and Air Force Bal Bharti School held a protest outside Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna’s resident on Sunday.
They demanded a rollback of the fee hike of a maximum of Rs 500, approved by the Directorate of Education and also asked for an improvement in quality of education in government schools.
Tarunnum Jahan, a student of Raj K. Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Seelampur, came to protest along with her 30 classmates and their parents.
“I have come here with my mother, because I feel I am getting bad quality education. The chairs in our school are broken, we are not provided drinking water, and teachers often do not come to teach,” she said.
Arti Mehta, whose son goes to an MCD school said, “The teacher in my son’s school does not teach her students. She is usually busy with knitting work or other things. Despite a ban on corporal punishment, my kids tell me they are often slapped for not completing homework, or being unable to answer a question.”
Parents and students were also supported by Delhi Abhibhavak Mahasangh.