The Organisation of Parents’ Associations (OPAF) on Sunday alleged that the State Government has sat silent over a “unjustified” memorandum of understanding (MoU0 reached between school owners’ association and a parents’ association, which have been made party to a case in the High Court, for which parents of private school students are going to suffer a lot.
Addressing a Press meet, OPAF president Dr Gagan Bihari Rout and general secretary Mitarani Sahoo said that the parent representative of main petitioner Mahamad Ansari’s genuine grievances have not been taken into consideration while reaching the MoU. School Owner’s Association and parents of those schools signed a secret MoU.While the parents’ representatives of the petitioner urged the Government to calculate students’ fees based on 70 per teachers’ salary and wave all additional charges in view of parents have lost livelihood due to Covid 19 lockdown, the demand has not been taken into consideration. “The schools owners and parents who have signed the MoU have been exploiting students for years. How the Government has accepted the MoU that made schools into seven-eight categories and decided wave school fees by 7%, 10%, 15%, 20% etc. In coming days, the Government will certainly face the hidden power of common parents,” said they.Parents of various schools like DAV, SAI, DPM, BJEM, Narayani, ODM, Mothers, MBC School Young Fonix, Gourishankar, Xavier, Venkateshwar, Saint Paul School were present.