Parents protest ‘high’ fees and lack of facilities at Chandigarh pvt school

A group of parents staged a protest outside Ryan International School in Sector 49 on Monday, alleging exorbitant fees charged by the school and a lack of facilities.

The protesting parents said: ‘Development and IT fees were charged in the 2021-2022 term, even though the schools were closed.’

They added that they also wanted to know where the development fee was used, alleging that the school’s facilities are not up to the amount charged. They added that they had tried to meet with the manager, but had not been allowed.

The parents also filed a complaint with the UT District Education Officer (DEO).

While education department officials said they would look into the matter, the school principal remained unavailable for comment despite repeated attempts to contact her.


Doctor PGIMER’s iPad stolen

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Award Ceremony at PEC

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A PGI doc honored at the nat’l conference

Dr. Sunil Sethi, Professor, Department of Microbiology, PGIMER, was honored with the prestigious “Silver Jubilee Oration of the Institute of Venereology” at the National Conference of the Indian Association for the Study of Sexually Infected Infections Diseases and AIDS (ASTICON 2022) which was held in Hyderabad from 9th to 11th September. He was honored for his academic services in the field of STDs/HIV AIDS. He was honored with a silver medal at the Conference.

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Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer on Monday congratulated successful shooters at a national and international event held in Chandigarh on Sunday evening. Those honored include world number one ranked Anjum Moudgil, Gauri, Ajitesh Kaushal, Vijayveer Sidhu, Udevir Sidhu, Vishwajit Singh, Sifat Kaur, Unish, Shikha Chaudhary, Naina Verma, Somil Chaudhary, Divesh Verma, Devansh and Manraj and l Coach Deepali Deshpande. with Parveen Verma, Sumeet Soni, Amit Sood, Sajan Sharma and Ashwani Sharma.

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