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Non-payment of readmission fee: Parents accuse Ludhiana school of harassment

Two days after the school authorities of SAN Jain Model School held students captive in the school library for three hours,around 50 parents with their wards protest at DEO office.

punjab Updated: May 09, 2017 14:08 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Parents along with their wards waiting outside the DEO’s office in Ludhiana on Monday.(JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Two days after the school authorities of SAN Jain Model Senior Secondary School, Daresi had held nearly 50 students captive in the school library for three hours, parents here protested at the district education office (DEO), secondary on Monday.

During the protest the protesting parents demanded action against the principal. Around 50 parents with their wards gathered outside the DEO office and raised slogans against the school authorities for harassing them. After they protested for 15 minutes, five parents were asked, to meet the district education officer (secondary) Sarabjit Singh.

During their meeting with the district education officer, the parents demanded from him to take action against the principal for harassing the students, in the school on Saturday. After hearing the parents out Singh marked an inquiry and asked Jagdev Singh Sekho, principal Government Senior Secondary School, Multipurpose to look into the matter.

A parent, Jasbir Singh, alleged, “My daughter was thrashed by one of the female teachers in the school for not submitting the school fee.” Several parents also said that the school authorities were being unfair to the students about the pending fee issue. One of the protesting parent said, “The school authorities are not allowing the students to attend classes. Students are being asked to sit in the library for the whole day.”

To resolve the matter, Sarabjit Singh visited the school and met the principal. He said, “The demands of the parents have been put in front of principal. She has agreed to the demands and now the school authorities will take development charges from the parents in four instalments.” When contacted, principal Meena Jain, said, “We have asked the parents to submit the tuition fee on a monthly basis instead of quarterly. Parents can submit development charges in four instalments. But parents have not agreed to pay the development charges.”

First Published: May 09, 2017 14:05 IST