How are kindergarten kids being given online education: HC
Court asks State about percentage of students taking online classes, number of schools providing facility.
The High Court of Uttarakhand has asked the state government how children in kindergarten are being given online education. Hearing on a PIL seeking that private and government schools seek tuition fees from parents of students after the situation normalises, the court also asked the percentage of school students undertaking online classes and the number of schools providing this facility. The HC directed the state government to depute one education officer as the nodal officer to receive complaints regarding schools pressurising parents to pay school fees during the ongoing lockdown. The matter will be taken up for hearing next after two weeks.
Dehradun resident Akash Yadav had filed the PIL seeking that schools demand tuition fees from parents only after the situation normalises. The petitioner has also asked that no additional charges be sought in the name of tuition fees and that there be no increase in the fees during this session. The petitioner has also demanded that no type of fees be sought by schools for students in classes upto V. The matter was heard through video conferencing by the division bench of chief justice Ramesh Ranganathan and justice RC Khulbe.
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | PNS | Nainital