Karnataka Private School Association will be protesting the 30 percent fee cut on February 23, 2021. The decision was taken after the state government decided to impose a 30 percent cut on the tuition fees.
Roughly 25,000 teachers, non-teaching staff, and management are all set to conduct the rally in Bengaluru and all the private schools including CBSE, ICSE, and International boards will be a part of the rally.
The school association demanded a rollback in the decision of the government on tuition fees and a decision to conduct a rally was taken from the Central Railway station to Freedom Park in Bengaluru. Schools in the state will remain closed on February 23, 2021.
Others participating in the rally include Management of Independent CBSE School Association, Karnataka ICSE Schools Association, Association of Management of Primary and Secondary Schools of Karnataka, and Karnataka Unaided Schools of Management Association.
Many of the private schools are planning to operate on February 27, 2021, to compensate for the missed classes.
The demands raised by the schools include revoking the recent order issued by the government on 30prcent tuition fee cut, release the grants for teaching and non-teaching staffs, release the RTE reimbursement, change rules on fire safety for the schools across the state, and nd the corruption at different levels in the education department.
The state government is all set to reopen the schools for classes 6 to 8 from today onwards while the schools near the Kerala border will remain closed due to the increasing COVID-19 cases in the state.