Bhopal pvt schools threaten strike from July 12
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: Opposing the decision of Government to keep schools closed and charging only tuition fee, the Madhya Pradesh Private Schools Association (MPPSA) is set to go on indefinite strike from July 12.
Association of Un-aided Private School of Madhya Pradesh claimed that more than 30,000 schools, including missionary schools, will be joining the strike. During strike, schools will not be conducting online classes of students. However, there is suspense over joining the demonstration by prestigious schools of Bhopal and Indore.
The association said that private CBSE, missionary and other schools are joining the demonstration and online classes will be withdrawn from July 12. They said that exams are scheduled in a few schools that would be postponed. On July 6, Government had decided to keep the schools closed untill the scare of third wave of pandemic ends.
Government asked schools to charge only tuition fee from students and do not charge additional amount. On July 8, School Education Department released an order regarding the same.
Sources said that there are two groups of schools over the strike issue. A few schools in State have denied participating the demonstration.
The association’s Indore incharge, Gopal Soni said that they are opposing the decision of Government and schools will be closed for a day on July 12.
He said that further strategy is being discussed and CBSE schools are not participating in the strike.
In Guna, school directors are going to submit a memorandum to the Collector regarding demand on July 12. They said that they have planned for memorandum submission and further decision will be taken after certain meetings.
President of the association Sunil Sharma said that schools are ready to continue with tuition fee but parents are submitting the same. Demonstration scheduled by schools have put the parents in confusion as from July 10, third monthly exam is beginning in maximum schools.
Parents said that they are not sure about conduct of exam but online classes are continuing so they have prepared their ward for exams.