Owners of Pvt schools spend money earned for ‘luxurious lives’ instead of imparting quality education: Govt

Srinagar, Jul 15: The government on Thursday said that the money earned by the private schools are supposed to be invested in quality of education but the owners of such institutions were spending it for luxurious life.

The news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) has learnt that the Committee for Fixation and Regulation of Fee of Private Schools in Jammu and Kashmir (FFRC) said this while reacting to the file submitted by a private school of Jammu division.

FFRC said that the details which are reflected in the school record, prima-facie, show that something is ‘conceived in fraud and delivered in deceit’.

“It prima facie appears that the hard earned money of the parents which is required to be spent on the quality education of the students is being spent for leading luxurious life by those who run the school,” FFRC said.
The FFRC chairperson Justice (Retd) Muzaffar Hussain Attar said that the value system has undergone a sea-change. “Instead of attaining moral and intellectual heights, some amongst us labor hard to attain material benefits. In the present day times, we see less Human Beings and more Commercial Beings and Consumer Beings.”

He ordered the Principal and the Chairperson of the School to explain their conduct. “They are given two months time to explain their position and to show-cause why action in accordance with law is not taken against them.”
According to the FFRC, the matter of the case will be taken up on September-20-2021 at 10:30 Am in the FFRC office. “The principal and chairperson shall appear in person on that date along with the relevant record.”
“The case of the school will be considered immediately after two months. Till further orders, the school management more particularly chairperson and the principal are directed not to charge and collect Annual Fee or any other kind of fee from the students,” Attar said
He also said that the School management, principal and chairperson, however, shall charge and collect Tuition Fee from the student which was charged for the academic session 2020-21—(KNO)

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