Guardians of students at Monipur High School and College staged demonstrations in front of the institution’s Rupnagar branch in the capital’s Mirpur area on Saturday, seeking a 50 percent waiver of tuition fees due to the financial hardship caused by the Covid-19.
They took part in a sit-in, blocking the road in front of the educational institution.Speakers said the institution is going to start holding the online annual examination on October 29 and asked its students to clear the tuition fees and the examination fees before the tests.
Otherwise, they (students) will not be allowed to take the examinations and thus will not be promoted to the next class, they said.
The guardians have been staging demonstrations for last several days to realise their demand. They also sat with the authorities concerned over the issue but it is yet to be resolved.
Demonstrators also alleged that the guardians who are leading the demonstrations are being intimidated into the cancellation of their children’s admission. The school authorities are also threatening that the students, who won’t pay full tuition fees, won’t be promoted to next classes.
Many parents who are working at private firms or operating small or medium businesses are facing huge financial crisis amid the pandemic. But, the school authorities are pressurising the students to pay all dues immediately, they said.
However, the school Principal Md Forhad Hossain said, “We will take decision on this matter after discussing with the guardians.