Mohali : With an Inflation rate of over 5 percent, every person today is burdened to meet the daily necessity of life, but they still fight against all odds and want to afford the best education for their child. They try to secure admission in private schools which offer all round development for their child. But the ever increasing cost of education leaves a big hole in parent’s pocket. Every Year with the start of new academic session parents are left shocked with the irrational hike in private school fee structure.
A leading school in Mohali , has hiked the tuition fees from 1400 in 2009-10 session to 4300 for the current session of 2015-16. In addition to that, the annual fee has been increased from 9600 to 22000. The parents of children studying in the school have described the decision of the management as a rude shock, and claim that in spite of over 200 parents protesting the decision, the school management has not come forward to discuss or resolve the issue. Most of the parents feel that at this unjustified rate of fee hike, they will not be able to afford education in a private school for their children.
This is not the only isolated instance, a similar problem was seen in Ludhiana also, following which a parent’s association was formed and the case is still continuing in the Punjab & Haryana high court. This is high time that the Government intervenes and defines some guidelines for fee hikes every year, and provides some relief to the parents who have to bear with the high handedness of private schools and the burden of education going out of reach for the common man.