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Parents meeting with school mgmt fails to end deadlock

punjab Updated: Apr 30, 2016 20:01 IST
HT Correspondent
Fee hike row

Management of Shiv Jyoti Public School trying to pacifying the members of parents association during a meeting in Jalandhar on Saturday. (Pardeep Pandit/HT)

Heated arguments were witnessed during a meeting between the management of Shiv Jyoti Public School and representatives of the Punjab Parents’ Association on Saturday when they were discussing the re-admission fee issue.

The meeting was held by the management after parents held a series of protests in the school. Parents were present during the meeting when president of the association Kamaldeep Singh asked why the school was charging the re-admission fee.

He also raised a question on why the school was not there in the list of 70 institutes that were recognised by the education department. The parents told Suvikram Jyoti, one of the members of the management that the teachers were forcing the students to take tuitions, but the management said that the school teachers never force any students to take tuitions.

It is also reported that the parents had an argument over the signed attendance sheet claiming that the meeting was not official and there was no need of any signatures.

Kamaldeep said they had earlier signed in agreement, but later they found that every member of the management was not present, and then we demanded the sheet back.

“When we asked them to return the paper having our signatures, some people siding with the school management tried to attack us,” Singh alleged.

Earlier, fearing protest by parents, the school had also deployed police outside its premises citing security reasons.

The parents also raised slogans against the management and held a protest on the campus.