MP govt and private schools come to a face-off over school fees issue

Private school operators and the government have come to a face-off in Madhya Pradesh. The MP government issued an order on Thursday saying parents of students studying in private schools will not have to deposit any fees other than tuition fees till further orders. On the other hand, private school operators have warned that they should be allowed to collect tuition fees as well as other fees such as annual fees and school development fees; otherwise schools in the state would be closed in protest from July 12. What MP…

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Primary Classes Of MP Schools Reopen After Break Due To COVID-19

Classroom teaching in the primary section of Madhya Pradesh schools resumed on Monday after remaining closed since March 24 last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said. However, they added that attendance, despite a cap of 50 per cent of class strength, was low. “Schools were shut since March 24, 2020. Students seemed enthusiastic to be back in class after such a long gap. Those who did not have mobile phones to attend online classes seemed to be more excited,” Bhopal District Education Officer (DEO) Nitin Saxena told PTI. Queried…

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MP: 8 booked for siphoning off scholarship fund

BHOPAL: The state economic offences wing (EOW) has registered FIR against eight people including the director of a Rewa-based college in connection with misappropriation of scholarship funds meant for students. An offence has been registered against authorities of IPS College, Rewa, for allegedly defrauding scholarship amount to the tune of Rs 14 lakh during academic session of 2013-14. Investigations have revealed that many withdrawals were made allegedly using fake documents. The amount was credited to the account of college director, said sources. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. [“Source-timesofindia.indiatimes”]  

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MP backs distance learning at TAFE

There’s to be an increase in the number of courses available at the TAFE in Glen Innes in the upcoming term and into the new year. What’s called a Connected Learning Centre means colleges in Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Quirindi and Coonabarabran will be able to share specialist resources like a particular teacher who is expert in a particular field. Local MP, Adam Marshall, said the introduction of distance learning via video links and other technological improvements was an “absolute game-changer” for the way people in this area were educated. He added:  “By…

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MP demands jail for officials rejecting education loans

Bank officials should be “punished with imprisonment” if they reject education loan, says a member of parliament belonging to the DMK. “Bank officials should be punished with imprisonment if they reject education loan or charge higher rate of interest than what is prescribed. In many cases, rural students are denied even an application for education loan,” R Thamaraiselvan, the DMK MP from Dharmapuri, told IANS Sunday. He said that some malpractices adopted by officials of nationalised banks include demanding applicants to deposit money in a specified account or asking them…

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