On Sunday, Union Human Resource Development Minister, Prakah Javadekar said that capping is not a solution to curb high fees in schools and asserted that government is making all the efforts in its power to improve the quality of education in government schools.
He also made it clear that the debates on educational institutions are valid but any pro-Pakistan or anti-national slogans will not be tolerated by the government.
"Schools are not for profiteering; we have been issuing warnings from time to time to private schools charging exorbitant fees. But then capping the fees is not the solution. It is more important to improve the quality of government schools," Javadekar said at the Aaj Tak Editors' Roundtable.
"If government schools are as good, students will go there instead of private schools. So, if there is no demand (for private schools) there won't be high fees," reasoned the Minister.
"We have been taking steps to check exorbitant fees. But at the same time, we also need to realize that education in the private sector too has its place and there exists a cost of education," he added.