THE PUNJAB government is considering to put in place a regulatory authority to monitor the functioning of private schools in the state due to increasing number of complaints about hefty fee being demanded by some of them.
A meeting in this regard was held Monday by Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema where the requirement of such a permanent regulatory authority in the state was discussed at length.
Cheema had called the meeting of senior officers of the department after taking cognizance of reports of hefty fee demanded by some private schools.
He appealed to private school managements that they must take this issue seriously to resolve the disputes at the earliest. He said the relationship between management, staff, students and parents is very important for the excellent running of any institution and any breach in trust among them will cause irreparable damage to the fabric of education system. “Therefore all private institutions should stick to ethics and evolve a code of conduct so that nobody is able to raise the finger of suspicion on them,” he said.
The minister said that to win the confidence of parents and students, they should put in place a grievance redressal mechanism to resolve the concerns of the parents.
Cheema said the Punjab government is serious on this issue and would soon come out with a permanent mechanism to check the excessive fee hike issue and their other concerns.