Stop forcing parents to buy books and uniforms, private schools told

  • | Thursday | 11th July, 2019

Tribune News ServiceJalandhar, July 10In view of a resentment among parents whose wards are studying in private schools over purchase of school uniforms and books from a particular place, the Education Department has asked private schools associated with the CBSE, ICSE and other boards to stop forcing the parents and students to buy uniforms and books from a particular shop or school itself. State Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla had recently directed all private schools in the state to not coerce parents to buy books and uniforms from any particular shop. The directives, meant for all private schools, affiliated to the CBSE, ICSE and the Punjab School Education Board, came after taking note of reports suggesting exploitation of parents of schoolchildren by certain schools. Notably, the fight of parents with private schools started around four years ago when parents of the district and other districts started holding protests outside private schools. At that time too, parents had met the then Education Minister, who had assured them that noose will be tightened around erring schools.

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