Tamil Murasu ePaper
State to appoint committee for fixing fee in private schoolsStaff Reporter
Will have eminent people from judiciary & law, and Education Department
Replying to a calling attention motion moved by A. Anbalagan and Om Sakthi Segar, the Chief Minister said the committee would have eminent personalities from judiciary and law, educationalists and officials from the Education Department. The Committee would fix the fee for each of the schools as per the infrastructural facilities available there.
The Chief Minister said the government was considering about bringing legislation to regulate fee structure in private schools, he said. Adding to that, he said the unaided private schools collect fees based on the facilities available with them as government had not fixed tuition fees.
Of the 255 private schools in the Union Territory, 56 are primary schools, 57 middle schools, 97 high school and 45 higher secondary schools. Out of the total private schools, 34 are aided. The government aided schools were allowed to collect Rs. 25 as fee from standard I to standard X for boys and Rs. 20 for girls, Rs. 125 for standard XI boys and 90 for girls.
For standard XII, the schools can collect Rs. 135 for boys and Rs. 100 for girls. They could also collect an amount of Rs. 19.50 to Rs. 49.50 as special tuition fee.
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