Private schools in Gujarat to resume online classes

Private schools in Gujarat to resume online classes


Over 15,000 private institutions suspended online classes since Thursday after the Gujarat government’s notification directed self-financed schools not to collect tuition fees from students as long as they remain shut in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The notification, issued on July 16, also asked these schools not to hike fees for the academic year 2020-21.

Private schools in Gujarat have decided to resume online classes from Monday after requests from parents, but will continue to oppose the state government order which directed them not to collect fees from students till they remain closed, a schools’ federation spokesperson Deepak Rajguru said.

He said the schools will continue to demand withdrawal of the state’s notification regarding the tuition fees, and will not open their offices or communicate with the education department until they get justice.

Some private schools have already moved the Gujarat High Court challenging the notification.