Stu­dents de­nied classes for not pay­ing fees: Re­port

Khaleej Times - - NATION - re­porters@khalee­j­times.com Staff Re­porter

abu dhabi — Stu­dents of a pri­vate school in Cap­i­tal were de­nied classes on the first day of school re­open­ing for not pay­ing their tu­ition fees, par­ents have al­leged, ac­cord­ing to a re­port.

The par­ents, in a com­plaint al­leged the de­ci­sion of the school man­age­ment had left a neg­a­tive im­pact on their chil­dren’s psy­cho­log­i­cal well be­ing.

Be­sides, they were obliged to take per­mis­sion from their work­places to pay the school fees, so that the chil­dren could at­tend the classes.

“The school man­age­ment should have wel­comed the stu­dents

the school man­age­ment should have wel­comed the stu­dents on day 1 in­stead of de­tain­ing them in a class­room.” Par­ent of a girl stu­dent

on Day 1 in­stead of de­tain­ing them in a class­room,” said a par­ent of a girl stu­dent.

Tak­ing up the is­sue, the Ara­bic daily Al Emarat Al Yom, which has re­ported the in­ci­dent, also lodged a com­plaint with the Abu Dhabi Ed­u­ca­tion Coun­cil (Adec) on Wed­nes­day.

While par­ents, who re­quested their names be with­held, said the

par­ents were in­formed be­fore­hand that they should pay the due school fees, so that the chil­dren can con­tinue at­tend­ing classes.” Prin­ci­pal of the school

chil­dren were or­dered to wait in a class­room for four hours for not pay­ing the fees.

A par­ent said that he was com­pelled to leave his job and go to school to pay the in­stall­ment and he had never de­faulted school fee pay­ment over the years.

He said he had paid for the trans­porta­tion, school uni­form and books, and that he was in­tend­ing

the school man­age­ment had failed to per­form its ed­u­ca­tional re­spon­si­bil­i­ties by deny­ing the chil­dren ac­cess to class­rooms.” A guardian

to pay the first in­stall­ment of tu­ition fees dur­ing the first week.

An­other woman guardian said she had re­ceived an SMS from the school be­fore the be­gin­ning of the aca­demic year stat­ing that stu­dents who have not paid the study fees will not be al­lowed to en­ter the school.

She said the school man­age­ment had failed to per­form its ed­u­ca­tional re­spon­si­bil­i­ties by deny­ing ac­cess for their chil­dren to at­tend classes.

How­ever, the school’s prin­ci­pal who was con­tacted over the phone, said the man­age­ment had ear­lier no­ti­fied the par­ents of the due dates of the pay­ment, and it give due con­sid­er­a­tion re­gard­ing fi­nan­cial cir­cum­stances of some stu­dents.

“Some of the par­ents, who have not paid the ar­rears since last aca­demic year, were in­formed be­fore­hand that the seats are lim­ited, and they should pay the due school fees, so that the chil­dren can con­tinue at­tend­ing classes,” he added.

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