Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday made two major announcements regarding education in the state. With immediate effect, the private schools of the state have been ordered not to increase the admission fee in this semester. Apart from this, Punjab Chief Minister further informed that the school management can no more ask to buy uniforms from a particular shop.
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said in his video message that now no private school will ask parents of children to go to a particular shop to buy uniforms and books. Schools will make their books and uniforms available at all the shops in that area, following which parents will be able to buy books and uniforms from any shop of their choice.
It is widely reported that due to increase in fees by private schools on an annual basis in Punjab, parents are troubled due to burden put on their pockets. Similarly, private schools are also accused of forcing parents to buy books and uniforms from a particular shop. Most of the private schools provide their books and uniforms only at certain shops. Arbitrary amount is collected from the parents at these shops,