Since time immemorial, we haven’t seen a list of the best schools that do not have Delhi Public School in it. Here, admission seats sell like hotcakes since it is on the shortlist of almost every parent. The only perceivable downside, which has disappointed many a parent, is the fee.
All children deserve a quality education that helps them set the path for their entire future. Is it fair that this comes at an obnoxiously high cost? This is what parents started asking the authorities of Delhi Public School, Mahendra Hills, Secunderabad.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights started investigating this and also asked the District Education Officer to submit a report in December 2017. However, Delhi Public School gave in to the demands even before the report was submitted. So, for the next academic year, parents can have a huge sigh of relief. They now only have to pay less than 50% of what they were initially asked to!
This goes to show just how powerful one’s voice can be in a democracy. We hear that parents united to oppose the fee structure and complained to the management multiple times. The action was bound to be taken! We are actually glad that the school stepped up before things took a turn for the worse.
No matter how amazing a school may be, charging more than the recommended fee is grounds for penalization and the fact that everyone is taking this seriously shows that we are moving in the right direction as citizens and as a nation.
What are your thoughts on this move? Do you think every school must come under the radar and explain their fee structures? Do you think most schools in Hyderabad charge too much? Please voice your opinions in the Comments section.