10 expelled students asked to attend school from Friday
Acting on the complaint by parents of 10 students expelled from the Vishwa Jyot School in Kharghar because they had not paid the revised fees, the education department has asked the school to readmit the students on Thursday.mumbai Updated: Aug 27, 2010 02:01 IST
Acting on the complaint by parents of 10 students expelled from the Vishwa Jyot School in Kharghar because they had not paid the revised fees, the education department has asked the school to readmit the students on Thursday.
The ten children were expelled after parents protested against the increase in monthly tuition fees from Rs 1200 to Rs 1700.
Hindustan Times had reported that the students had been expelled on Wednesday. The parents then approached the education department.
"We have issued a letter to the school to readmit the expelled students," said B T Patil, an official in the education department.
Patil added that the agenda for the meeting was not the fee hike but the readmission of the expelled students.
"A committee will be put in place to review the school's fee hike in accordance to the government resolution and the deputy director will take a decision," he added.
The school management confirmed that they provided documents asked for by the department.
"We have submitted our papers and are waiting to further hear from the education department," said Sushma Dhumal, director of the school.
Parents are upset they were not called for the meeting but have been informed to send their students to school from Friday.
"They called us and told us to send our children to school from tomorrow," said Pawar, a parent at the forefront of the protest.