Current Issues Education and Career Top Stories

Due to rising fees every year, parents to open their own school

Due to rising fees every year, parents to open their own school
Picture Courtesy: BetterIndia.com

Bengaluru: With rising fee of school, a group of parents living in the Whitefield locality of Bengaluru decided to open a school of their own.They were unhappy with the fee structure as well as the poor quality of education.

Abhilash Matlapudi, the founder of the trust and a project manager at a Bengaluru IT firm, observed a conversation between parents on social media who were discussing the extortionate costs of private school education. Abhilash stood up to take an action. He took the idea of opening a community-run school in his neighbourhood to a Whitefield-based citizen’s movement Facebook group, and the idea took a grasp, reported betterindia.com.

14 members had committed to the idea and contributed a cheque for Rs 10,000 each after several meetings held in due regard.

The school education system in India is costly and the costs are rising every year. A report in 2015 by The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India, ASSOCHAM, stated that the costs of private school education in the last ten years have increased at a pace faster than the incomes, showing a 150% hike between 2005 and 2015.

The report further stated that the cost of educating a child in a private school has risen from Rs 55,000 in 2005 to Rs 1,25,000 per annum in 2015. According to the survey, an estimate of 3 crore children in India, study in private schools.