Are there norms about the fee a school should charge and the facilities it offers?
5 Jun, 2015
Mohammed Azam, a resident of Hyderabad, filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 with the joint director of school education inquiring about the fee structure and the facilities offered by the Springfields School in Masab Tank. He asked for particulars about the qualifications of teachers, availability of the playground in the school for the students and a copy of certification given to the supplier of the food in the school. The school refused to give the information forcing Mohammed to approach the State Information Commission (SIC) in the second appeal. As the notice for the second appeal was served, the school authorities reportedly called Mohammed and handed him the transfer certificate of his son Azfar Azam who has not been allowed to enter the school from June 2.
The school charges Rs 45,000 per annum from II standard student and reportedly has poor facilities. With the admissions for schools coming to an end for the current academic year, Mohammed Azam is bereft of too many choices. The case is proposed for hearing before the SIC on June 24.