Ursu School’s decision condemned

Mysore, Apr. 10 (MTY & KCU)- Over 250 parents staged a protest in front of the Ursu Board-ing School in Chamarajpuram here this morning condemning the whopping hike in fees for various classes imposed by the management of the school from this academic year.

Parents, who had come to the school to collect marks cards of their children studying between LKG and 9th standard, were in for a rude shock. In front of them was a notice board that announced an exorbitant increase in the fees.

It was even more shocking to find that even Kannada medium students were expected to cough up the hiked fees.

Steep hike

Parents claim that for LKG and UKG the fees have shot up from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 9000. For the 5th Std., it had gone up from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 7000 and for 8th Std., from Rs. 5,500 to Rs. 8000 while for 9th Std., was a whopping Rs. 9000 from Rs. 4000. All English medium classes.

But what further angered parents were that even Kannada medium classes had not been spared. The fees hike for the Ka-nnada medium classes is as follows: Rs. 3000 from Rs. 1800 (3rd to 5th Std) and Rs. 4000 from Rs. 2000 (7th to 8th).

No rationale for hike

The parents claim that there has been no rationale behind the sudden steep hike at all as the school catered mainly to the children of lower middle class. This commercialisation of education was improper, they claimed.

They threatened that if the fee structure was restored to previous levels, they would be forced to obtain Transfer Certificates for their wards and seek admission in Government schools.

Meeting on April 12

It is learnt that the Office Manager had frantically contacted the School Management Committee and told the agitated parents that the Committee Chairperson Pramoda Devi Wadiyar and Secretary Mahesh N. Urs would discuss the issue with them at a meeting in the school premises at 11 am on April 12.

Parents, though not completely satisfied with this answer, withdrew their protest but insisted that they would not budge from their stand of the fees being reduced to earlier levels.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore