News of school fees: Schools are instructed not to charge lock-up fees, which is "impractical," says UP's Education Minister
GORAKHPUR: It is “impractical” to ask schools not to charge students for the blackout period as this affects more than six private lakh schools in the state, Uttar Pradesh Minister of Education, Satish Dwivedi, said here on Thursday. He said the state government had instructed schools not to put pressure on parents.

“Uttar Pradesh has 1.69 lakh government schools and more than six lakh private schools. All private schools will be closed if they do not charge fees,” the minister told reporters.

“If the government issues school instruction guidelines in August, it will be very difficult to manage the system,” he said.

He said the state government had already asked schools not to charge transportation fees during the closure, and limited them to charging three monthly fees at a time.

The government of Yogi Adityanath has canceled the recruitment of “false teachers”.

“Since 2017, more than 4,000 teachers have been hired and more than 1,500 have been canceled following investigations,” said Dwivedi.

He claimed that most of the teachers with falsified degrees were recruited by the SP and BSP regimes and that the state government had instructed the SIT and STF to investigate the recruitment.

The education minister said nobody imagined that even students in rural areas would learn in online classes. “The teachers have worked hard and I want to congratulate them,” he added.


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