Manipur: AMSU slams govt over school fee collection order



The All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU) on Tuesday slammed the government for ordering to collect 30 per cent fees from the private schools' students during the COVID-19 lockdown period starting from April till date.

The AMSU said the decision to impose the fees by the state government lacks understanding and sensitivity towards the hardship faced by the parents and guardians of the students during this pandemic.

"The decision of the state government is in the interest of the founders and administrators of the schools and not in the interest of the students and teachers," AMSU HRD Secretary Bruce Pebam said.

He also warned of 'suitable and necessary' actions against schools that forcibly collect fees from the guardians and parents of the students.

The AMSU also asked the private schools to manage the salary of the teachers without collecting the fees and appealed to the teachers to come out in the open and demand for their salary from the school administrators.

The Manipur Government, in an order issued on October 5, had asked private schools to collect 30 per cent fees from the students and pay 50 per cent of the payable salary to the private schools' teachers.