Published On : Tue, Apr 30th, 2019

Schools closed in May but parents forced to cough up fees

Nagpur: With Sun God spitting fire and tormenting the citizens with blistering summer heat, the District Collector Ashwin Mudgal issued order to keep all the educational institutions closed in May.

As the Meterological Department has issued heat wave warning it will have dangerous effects on health. Well before the end of April, Nagpur is registering the temperature beyond 45 degree Celsius. Collector has asked concerned authorities to take steps and ensure there is no human casualty due to heatstroke. Mudgal observed that students are the major sufferers of heat wave. He asked education department to convey the message to all schools, colleges run by different boards including State Board, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) should not conduct classes in May.

However, managements of several educational institutions were found recovering fees for even the month of May. Parents are being forced to cough up fees for the entire academic session 2019-20 in advance. Even classes are being conducted in many schools despite the directives of District Collector. Students of Class X and XII are made to attend classes. However, he said that if the necessity arises to run the classes or conducting examination then those should be conducted before 11 am.