Uttar Pradesh to check rampant commercialisation of education

July 10th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh legislative council has constituted a committee to keep a check on educational institutions that charge excess fees from students, an official said Thursday. “The move intends to check the rampant commercialisation of education,” Om Prakash Sharma, leader of the teachers group in the council, told IANS.

The committee will keep a tab on all types of educational institutions, ranging from primary schools to degree colleges offering courses on medical sciences, engineering, business, management studies and others, he added.

The first meeting of the newly constituted committee will take place July 16, during which the functioning of the committee members will be decided, officials said.

Complaints by guardians and students pertaining to excess fees being charged by educational institutions have been pouring in from different districts of Uttar Pradesh.

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