A view of Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya in city. The ‘Covid scholarship’ for all students would cost the school ar…Read More
JAIPUR: Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya here has become the first elite school in the state to slash 25% fees of students in view of Covid. In a letter to parents, the school said the management took the decision to give the relief through a grant ‘COVID Scholarship 2020-21’ to all students at 25% of the fee for the current academic year.
Sources said the scholarship would cost the school around Rs 5 crore. “As a true custodian of the rich legacy of the late Rajmata Gayatri Deviji known for her vision, modernization and concern for people, the management is doing a bit to maintain her values and virtues. The scholarship was considered after we took note of possible financial stress caused by the pandemic,” said Vikramaditya, the secretary of the managing committee of the school. The letter reads that those who have deposited the of the present quarter or the complete year will get the refund of the access amount.
This decision is likely to fuel the ongoing series of protests by parents in different schools demanding either a complete waiver or slashed fees. Almost everyday, parents are protesting outside schools to press for their demands. The state has already maintained a distance from the issue by stating that both parents and schools should resolve the issue amicably.