Amid lockdown for the coronavirus outbreak, private schools in Gujarat will not hike fees in the coming academic year and will offer flexibility to parents to pay March-May fees over six months at their own convenience, a senior state government official said on Monday.
The decision was taken after state Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama held a meeting with representatives of the associations of private schools, Ashwani Kumar, secretary to the chief minister, said.
Kumar said it was decided in the meeting that private schools will not raise annual fees and will offer flexibility to economically weaker parents to pay fees for the months of March to May as per their convenience.
Class 10 and 12 board exam answer sheets will be checked starting April 16, and the education board will make arrangements for it and take responsibility of the teachers involved in the exercise, he added.
Kumar said colleges and universities in the state will be on vacation between April 15 and May 15, and their annual exams will held as per guidelines that will be issued by UGC and AICTE.
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