BH CORRESPONDENT, Raipur: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has ordered all private schools to stop pressurising parents to deposit fees of the students during the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“Many private schools are sending messages to students’ parents to deposit school fees. It is not appropriate to pressurize them for fees at such a time. All schools have been instructed to postpone the recovery of fees during coronavirus lockdown in Chhattisgarh,” Baghel tweeted in Devnagari script.
लॉकडाउन के दौरान अनेक निजी शालाओं द्वारा स्कूल फीस जमा करने संबंधी संदेश पालकों को लगातार भेजे जा रहे हैं, ऐसे समय में फीस भुगतान के लिए दबाव डालना उचित नहीं है।
सभी शालाओं को लॉकडाउन की अवधि में स्कूल फीस वसूली स्थगित रखने के निर्देश दिये गए हैं।
— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) April 1, 2020
Baghel had last month issued an order to Director of Public Education that would ensure general promotion to the students of the state studying from class I to IX and class XI in the academic session 2019-20.
In the wake of coronavirus, the state government also closed all schools from March 19 and postponed the examinations of High School and Higher Secondary School.
The entire Chhattisgarh was locked down from March 20 before PM Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown from March 24 to April 14.