The Directorate of Matriculation Schools has asked the managements of Sethu Bhaskara Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ambattur, CSI Jessie Moses Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Anna Nagar, and CSI Bain Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Kilpauk, to stick to the fees they collected in the first term.

This followed a demonstration by a section of parents outside the schools on Tuesday, accusing the managements of charging high amounts of fees. Later, a group of parents met officials of the Department of School Education and appealed to them to look into the matter.

Following this the Directorate of Matriculation Schools requested the three schools to stick to the amount charged in the first term. Last week, too, parents of some students of C.S.I. Bain Matriculation and Higher Secondary School staged a demonstration outside the school protesting “the high fee.” A senior official of the School Education Department said that the issue came under the purview of the Private Schools Fee Determination Committee chaired by Justice K. Govindarajan. The schools could revise the fees only after the exercise of revision of appeals made by some schools is completed by the committee.