In order to check the excessive charging of fees by the schools and to regulate the violations during admission procedures in private schools for the academic year 2015-16, the Department of public instruction in Dakshina Kannada district has geared up and is willing to stop them altogether.
The District level Education Regulating Authority (ERA) which is headed by the deputy commissioner AB Ibrahim would personally monitor the admission procedures that are going to take place for the pre-primary, primary and high schools in private institutes for the academic year 2015-16. The admissions are scheduled to commence from March 10.
The commissioner, department of public instruction, Mohammed Mohsin has directed all the deputy directors and block education officers across the state to become aware and keep an eye to the schools collective excessive fees from the parents during admission in various private schools. A circular was sent by the department in which many of the schools were alleged to take more money than the prescribed amount from the government for admissions in previous years.
According to the circular all the private schools should make the announcement about the availability of seats on March 10. The application forms should get distributed from March 15 and the last date for submission is set to be April 30. The circular also pointed out that the final admission list should come up in the various private schools by May 25. Any schools who would conduct any entrance test for children or parents would have to pay a penalty of Rs 25,000. Those schools violating the rules would further be executed by the department. Many private schools don’t follow these rules and thus education activists remain angry with these schools.