All Schools in Manipur to Waive Off Fees for April-July Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
GUWAHATI: State Education Minister Th. Radheshyam, through a press conference on June 22, asked all schools in Manipur to follow directives issued by the state regarding fee collection and payment of salaries to staff.
In the directives issued by the State Education Department of Manipur, all private, as well as aided schools in the state, were ordered to waive off fees from April to July in view of the ongoing pandemic.
Schools were also directed to abstain from announcing any hike in fees for the academic session 2020-21.
Schools can however, collect fees for the month of March without any increase in the previous fee amount.
For those students whose parents or guardians have already paid school fees, the amount is to be adjusted with monthly fee for consecutive months following July.
Schools have also been ordered to pay their staff 50 percent salaries for schools with a student enrollment of 700 or less, while full salary has to be paid to staff employed in schools with a larger enrollment number.
The Education Minister further urged schools not to indulge in practices such as giving freebies to students, to lure them into joining their institute.