After pressure from parents, VPM International school, Airoli, has agreed to not hike fees for 2013-14. It has also agreed to waive fines on students who paid the fees late.
In a statement e-mailed to HT on Wednesday, PM Kamath, honorary secretary and managing trustee of the school, stated, “We have already informed parents that we have accepted their request that the fees of 2012-13 will be continued in 2013-14 as well, though it causes us considerable revenue loss.” He added that the school agreed to waive fines, which were legal, as a goodwill gesture.
However, parents who have been fighting the fee hike are not happy with the statement. “Our dispute was against hiked fees charged under heads like visual aid, computer and activity fees. We were already paying the term and tuition fees but the school had rejected our cheques,” said a parent.