Parents body protests FFC approval of 6% annual school fee hike

Parents body protests FFC approval of 6% annual school fee hike
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ARIF RASHID

SRINAGAR: The Parents Association of Private Schools Kashmir held a protest here Saturday against the recent order passed by the Fee Fixation Committee (FFC) approving an annual 6 percent hike to school fee.
Aggrieved parents from various districts assemble at the Press Enclave demanding revocation of the FFC order.
The protestors carried placards which read “Wake up Government & Stop education Mafia”, “Revocation of FFC order 01 of 2019”, “Stop making Education a Business,” ” We are not ATM machines”, and “Protest against the School fee hike”.
The protesters said the government should revoke the order immediately as it directly affects all the parents of children studying in various private schools of Kashmir valley.
Vice-president of the Association, Showkat Ahmad said the hike order issued by the Fee Fixation Committee is a “grave injustice with us”.
“Last year 8% of fee has been hiked, within 15 months 6% has also hiked,” He said. “We are demanding the government to revoke this order immediately.”
The protesters requested the Governor Satya Pal Malik to revoke the order and constitute the state education policy, fee act and transportation act in the state.
The protesters threatened that if government failed to revoke the order, they will come on roads along with children and burn the books of children in the streets.