Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Wednesday announced a 25 per cent fee reduction in private schools for this academic year.
The government ordered all the schools not to charge any other fee under co-curricular activities. The decision of fee reduction came after meetings with associations of private schools and parents.
The government said that the schools will not increase the fees for this academic session. If in case parents have paid the full fees, they will get a refund. However, parents have to pay 50 per cent of the fees by October 31.
The decision applies to private schools under all the boards like the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate Secondary Education (ICSE), ISC (Indian School Certificate), International Baccalaureate (IB), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Cambridge University.
The private schools have shown their consent to the move, but a few parents’ associations are demanding a 50 per cent fee cut.