Union Minister, Prakash Javadekar, stressing on the need for having a regulatory mechanism for the schools affiliated to the CBSE said that schools from now own will be made accountable for their quality of education and charging of the unreasonable fee is concerned.
“There are CBSE schools in the country and I welcome private investment in (the field of) education as quality education is needed. But it has come to light that once they get affiliation, there are no restrictions on these (CBSE) schools. “Even the state government officials cannot go to the CBSE schools. I will put an end to this and there will be accountability as all these schools have to offer good education and charge reasonable fees,” he said.
The HRD minister was present in Pune on the occasion of inaugurating a two day western region workshop organized by the HRD ministry. The main aim of the workshop is to share the innovations and best practices for imparting education in schools.
“It is good that private schools are coming, but all these institutions should not become business... We are in the process of formulating a policy (for CBSE schools) as we want co-existence of government and private schools to improve the quality of education,” he said.
Later talking to the reporters, Minister said, private schools should focus on the quality of education instead of commercializing this education sector. "The fees should be reasonable. There are complaints from parents that all these schools charge unreasonable fees,” he said.
He further added "state board schools have a dedicated education department, which has an established administrative (regulatory) mechanism. However, the CBSE does not have such a system and there is a need for this kind of system as the number of these schools is increasing in the country. We are thinking on how to go about it".