Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Schools Parents Association (HSPA) has asked parents to take to Twitter to voice their problems on regularising school fees.
Seema Agarwal, the president of HSPA, said, “We are trying to give voice to those parents who are unable to approach the schools or whose voice is not being heard. We are trying to coordinate with parents from various schools and from different cities. I want every parent to stand up and voice their opinion against the injustices.”
The HSPA chose Twitter because it is the quickest way to reach the right authorities, Ms. Agarwal said. “We understand that not every parent uses Twitter. But many have already created accounts so that they can talk to the authorities through Twitter. We have been hearing these complaints for a long time now. Many of the parents are suffering and the schools are not listening to them. They are even blackmailing some parents. We had to take some steps.”
She further added that they will continue this kind of protests until action is taken and their grievances heard.
The Hyderabad Schools Parents’ Association (HSPA), on 25 August, submitted a representation to education minister Sabitha Indira Reddy highlighting their grievances regarding school fees and online classes.
The parents claimed that schools were violating government orders by asking them to pay the school fees and the Pragyata guidelines regarding online classes. Further, the HSPA said the online classes were putting an additional financial strain on the parents. They also alleged that the schools were collecting other fees, like library fees, uniforms and book fees, instead of collecting only the tuition fees as per the government order.