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Protest against school

Bengaluru: Scores of students and parents staged a sit-down protest outside the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) on Monday for not intervening and initiating action against a private school in Hegganahalli for charging ‘exorbitant’ fees. Some parents even climbed a tree.

The parents even alleged that the management of Apollo Public School had issued transfer certificates to three students for not paying the required fees.

Ganganna K.H., a parent, showed the transfer certificates and letter furnished by the school saying that he paid Rs. 8,280 and has to pay an additional Rs. 18,000.

Sowjanya, Commissioner for Public Instruction, said that the department had issued a notice to the school asking on what grounds the transfer certificate was issued. “We will study the response before deciding the future course of action,” she said. Officials held a meeting with the school management and the parents.

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