Mizoram to cut down class XI admission fee by 30 per cent
Mizoram education minister Lalchhandama Ralte on Monday, June 7, announced that the state government has decided to reduce the admission fee in all state-run schools for students seeking admission in class XI.
Addressing a felicitation function at Mizo Higher Secondary School in Aizawl on Monday, Ralte said that the decision was taken given the tough times faced by the people of Mizoram due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The state government has decided to reduce admission fees for class-XI students seeking admission in government higher secondary schools, Ad-hoc aided higher secondary schools, lumpsum aided higher secondary schools and deficit higher secondary schools, which receive regular grants from the government," he said.
The minister also urged all private schools to reduce the admission fee for students in these trying times.
He further appealed to the parents to get their children admitted to government schools, which are managed by not only qualified teachers but charge no tuition fees.
Several student bodies and organisations, including Central Young Mizo Association (CYMA), commended the Mizoram government for its decision.
(Edited by Aparmita Das)
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