Gujarat Education Department: There is extremely positive news for all the parents in Gujarat who were reeling under the financial burden levied on them by private schools fees for online classes. As per the latest order by the Gujarat High Court, schools are not allowed to charge any fees when they are non-functional physically and are conducting only online classes. Check | NCERT Solutions | NCERT Solutions For Class 9th

This decision has prompted the Gujarat State Education Department to issue directions to the school management to return the online class fee levied by them on the students. Moreover, the schools have been instructed that they cannot collect any fees from the students until they re-open. Check | HBSE 12th Result 2020 Declared: Check Haryana 12th Result @bseh.org.in

Gujarat State Education Department: Circular Issued

The circular issued by the Gujarat State Education Department reads that “It has come to the notice of the government that even during the total lockdown in the state, many self-financed and private schools were forcing and demanding fees from parents while at the same time, slashing down salaries of their teachers and staff by 40 to 50 percent and some were not even paying them at all.” Check Also | HRD Minister Launches Manodarpan: Student Counselling Initiative to Help Kids Manage Stress Better

The circular further added that, “During such difficult times like Covid-19 situation, the noble profession of education is expected to support the students. Despite that, the self-financed schools confederation has refused to carry out any reduction in their fees. Looking at this, the government has decided that from the time schools were shut down due to Covid-19, till the time they resume, no school shall charge any fee from their students.”

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Authorities to Monitor The Implementation of The Decision

The government has set-up a Fee Regulatory Committee which will be investigating the issue of expenses for the academics as well as the salary payment for the teachers. Then it would factor in all these issues and make a final decision regarding the fees for the next academic session. Check | NITI Aayog Atal Innovation Mission Launches App Development Module For School Students

While for now, the schools will not have to refund the fees in the form of cash to the parents, but the amount collected will have to be adjusted in the subsequent sessions. Moreover, an earlier order from the Gujarat High Court has specified that schools will not strike-off the name of any students from their rolls on account of non-payment of the fees. 

 

There is an extremely crucial announcement pertaining to the class 10th students in the state of Punjab whose board exams under PSEB could not be completed due to the nationwide lockdown. As per the announcement by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt. Amarinder Singh, students of class 10th whose board exams could not be held, will be promoted to class 11th based on their scores in the pre-board exams.

 

He said that this decision had been made after considering the prevailing conditions in the state due to Coronavirus. He also stated that students of classes 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th would also be promoted to the respective next classes without the exams. The CM Tweeted, “Have decided to promote students of Class V & VIII to next classes as well as to promote class X students to the next class on the basis of pre-board results. For Class XII examinations, we will follow the Government of India’s decision.

 

PSEB Results 2020: Summer Vacations Announced

A few days back, the state government of Punjab announced summer vacations for all schools and colleges operating under the aegis of the state government. As per the announcement, all schools and colleges in Punjab operating under Punjab Government will remain closed from May 15th, 2020 to June 15th 2020 on account of the summer vacations.

 

Summer break for all the schools in the state was announced from April 11th, 2020, which will now continue till June 15th 2020. As a matter of fact, Punjab was one of the first states to announce the closure of schools and colleges due to the looming threat of the Coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the school students have been advised to continue their studies from home with the help of the e-learning resources made available by their schools as well as the state government.

 

PSEB Results 2020: Class 12th students will have to wait

While class 10th students are being promoted based on their pre-board results in Punjab, class 12th students in Punjab will have to wait for a few more days regarding the final decision for conducting the pending examinations. Earlier, the central government announced to conduct class 12th exams for the remaining main papers for CBSE Board in the month of July.

 

The HRD Minister tweeted that, The students have been impatiently waiting for the schedule for pending exams. It has been decided today that the exams will be conducted from July 1st, 2020 to July 15th, 2020.” But regarding the pending exams under PSEB, no decision has been taken yet. So, the students must wait for a final announcement from the state government regarding their exams.