Meghalaya Waives 50% of the Tuition Fee in Govt Run Schools
The Meghalaya government has decided to waive 50 percent of the tuition fees of students, whose families were affected by the lockdown, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said.
The decision will be effective in all government-aided, deficit pattern, and deficit schools for months of April, May, and June.
Many students in the country and around the world have been affected by the closure of schools. According to UNESCO, over 1.57 billion students have been affected in more than 190 countries during the pandemic.
Tynsong said private schools, those run by missionaries or other individuals will not collect any other fees except tuition fees from students for these three months.
“It will be applicable to those students whose families were affected by the lockdown, and the fees, if already paid, will be adjusted accordingly,” the deputy chief minister told reporters on Monday.
It has also been decided by the state government that migrants who are returning to the state now will have to bear the transportation cost from Guwahati to Shillong, though the transport will be arranged by the government.
“From June 11, transportation charges to fetch them from Guwahati will have to be borne by the individual,” Tynsong said.