According to the government statement, they should not collect fees from students until the schools reopen. For an indefinite period, the private schools in Gujarat have discontinued online classes.
The state government has given a new announcement. The government will offer free online classes to students of private schools.
Education Minister BhupendrasinhChudasama on Thursday stated, “When the private schools have stopped the online classes, the state government has decided to hold online classes for all such private schools students of Class 3 to 12 free of cost. The classes will be both for the Gujarati medium and English medium students.”
Depending on the sources, the government has also set up special committees for the purpose.
“The government has already been imparting online education for class 3 to 12 for Gujarati medium students via ‘Vande Gujarat’ channel through the Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Application and Geostationary (BISAG) and also on the DD Girnar channel and YouTube. Now using the same platforms, we will be offering online classes to all the students of private schools and not let the educational interests of students hamper,” said Chudasama.
More than 15,000 unaided schools of Gujarat had decided to discontinue the online classes they were providing to the students during the lockdown period as well as the unlock period. Almost all of the self-finance schools had decided to put on hold, carrying out online classes after the Gujarat government’s Wednesday circular which ordered them to not charge fees from the students till the schools reopen.