Srinagar: An Alliance of Private Schools has said that at no cost it wants the students of institutions associated with it to suffer any further. “In past two years, the students have been away from schools which has hampered their overall growth and we would leave no stone unturned to get them back to school,” the APSE said.
“We want to reassure the parents that our school buses will be operational on the routes already intimated to them from March 1,” APSE said in a statement.
“Although all the private schools are undergoing a lot of financial stress due to the current scenario, for which we request the government to take a realistic approach towards resolving the issue,” it said, adding, “Nevertheless, we stand committed towards our mission, goal and our responsibility for our students. We request management of all private schools and the government to work in collaboration to find a solution which will be conducive in smooth functioning of all the private schools.” Another association— Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK)— has said that school buses will not be available due to losses incurred by the schools win wake of the non-payment of the bus fee charges by the parents. The Association claimed that all the schools in Kashmir are under financial distress due to the situation of last two years but remains silent on capitation fee charged this year under the grab of “annual fee” and unilateral increase in tuition fee without the necessary order by the fee fixation committee.