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Forum flays high cost of education

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PROTEST:Members of Human Rights Protection Centre staging a demonstration in Tuticorinon Friday.— Photo: N. Rajesh
PROTEST:Members of Human Rights Protection Centre staging a demonstration in Tuticorinon Friday.— Photo: N. Rajesh

Condemning collection of exorbitant fees by private schools, members of Human Rights Protection Centre here staged a protest here on Friday.

Its district joint secretary K. Hariraghavan said education system had been commercialised and under the pretext of giving quality education, private schools were collecting huge sums of money towards tuition fees. A one-man committee by Govindarajan was formed and as per the panel's recommendations, the officials should monitor private schools to check compliance.

Parents were over-burdened by the very high tuition fees. The admission fees in private schools had also been increasing every year. If such conditions prevailed, people from the low and middle income groups could not afford education in private schools. While the government was providing free education to the poor, institutions run by private parties were making money out of everything.

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