Imphal: The United Association of Recognized Schools of Manipur (UARSoM) on Tuesday had a joint meeting with the Hills District Private Schools Association Manipur (HidiPSAM) where it resolved to collect 50 percent tuition fees from all the recognized private schools’ students and to open all recognized private schools of both the hills and valley in the first week of October.
The resolutions were announced by the general secretary of UARSOM S. Seikhojam Kipgen during a press meet held at St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School, Sangaiprou on Tuesday.
Addressing media persons, S. Seikhojam Kipgen stated that as lockdown has been imposed across the country and in the state because of the current pandemic, the recognized private schools have been suffering for quite a long time, almost six months since the lockdown began.
In spite of the suffering faced by the teachers, parents, private schools and schools’ management, the state government seems to be blind about the suffering till date. So, in order to tackle the problems, both the associations want to save the education of the students and the private institutions and hence, such strong resolutions have been taken during the joint meeting, he asserted.
The first resolution was that the associations will order all constituent’s schools to collect 50 percent of tuition fees from the month of April until schools are re-opened. With the collection of 50 percent tuition fees, the authorities of the private schools will manage the monthly salary of the teachers’ as well as the schools’ management, said S. Seikhojam Kipgen.
The second resolution was that the associations will decide on their own if the government is still neglecting the opening of the schools of both the hills and valley sometimes in the first week of October month after considering the situation that is going on in the neighboring states and Manipur.
We will try to strike mutual understanding with the parents, teachers and schools who are the prime stakeholders of the education system. And as per the meeting, the associations will soon order all the constituent schools to follow and abide with what UARSOM and HidiPSAM decided, Kipgen added.