|Early Times Report|
jammu, Feb 26: Though several State Governments in the country are carrying on with the practice of holding exams through online mode, the private schools in J&K are reportedly forcing the parents to make their children appear in offline exams.
President of Jammu and Kashmir Private School Parents Association (PSPA), Amit Kapoor while talking to Early Times alleged that private schools are blackmailing parents. "Many state governments including, Delhi, Punjab and others are holding exams through online mode but private schools in J&K are throwing government orders into bin and are trying to extract money from the parents as per their whims and wishes," he said.
"I'm receiving thousands of calls from helpless parents from Jammu on a daily basis, but I cannot help them from here (Amritsar) where I am undergoing treatment. Recently parents staged protests against the organised loot by the schools. I appeal J&K Govt and the School Education Department to take action against such institutions", Kapoor said.
He said that some schools are planning to conduct offline exams for Nursery, LKG and UKG classes. "There was no homework in these classes during the pandemic time. These schools promote students up to eight class even without exams", Kapoor said, adding that the J&K Government, especially the School Education Department should implement the recommendation of the Fee Fixation and Regulation Committee (FFRC) of private schools in J&K.
"No private school in J&K has mandatory approval of FFRC for charging fees from the students. The government should also take notice of these schools charging fees without FFRC approval," he said.