Ahmedabad: Private schools in Gujarat have decided to resume online classes on Monday at the request of parents, but they will continue to oppose the state government’s order directing them not to take fees from the students till then Gone are the schools when closed. A spokesman for the school association gave this information.
The Gujarat government has issued a notification asking self-funded schools not to charge tuition fees from students as long as they remain closed due to the global epidemic of COVID-19. After this notification, more than 15,000 private institutes had suspended online classes from Thursday.
In this notification issued on 16 July, these schools were also asked not to increase the fees for the academic session 2020-21.
Deepak Rajguru, spokesperson for the self-funded school federation, said that the managers of various private schools met on Saturday evening and after considering the parents’ request, decided to resume classes online from Monday.
He said that schools will continue to demand the withdrawal of this notification of the state government. Some private schools have also moved the Gujarat High Court challenging this notification.