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Indian school move to hike tuition and transport fees upsets parents

The Birla Public School has hiked the tuition as well as transportation fees by 10%. The increase is in effect from this academic year that started in April. A school circular received by the parent of a sixth standard student has sought payment of the first term differential of QR240 and QR65 for the tuition and transportation fee respectively either with the second term fees or immediately. The circular says: “The fees and transport costs payable for academic year 2015-16 have been revised. The SEC took notice of the financial load on the school vis-a-vis our performance and has approved the revision of fees.” The circular points to the steep increase in expenditure incurred by the school. “Against the backdrop of steeply rising expenses relating to rentals, salaries, operating costs and servicing of loan by the school, we are nevertheless continuously improving our services, infrastructure as well as the profile…

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Ramadan Timings for Indian Schools in Doha

Most of the Indian schools in Doha have revised their timing for Ramadan following the latest directive from the Supreme Education Council. Here are the school timings announced for the Holy month. MES Indian School From 7:30 am to 12:30 DPS Modern Indian School From 7:15 am to 10:00 am for KG From 7:15 am to 12:30 pm for higher classes Birla Public School From 7:30 am to 10:30 am for KG From 7:30 am to 12:30 pm for higher classes Ideal Indian School From 9:00 am to 11:00 am for KG From 9:00 am to 12:30 pm for higher classes  Bhavan’s Public School From 7:30 am to 10:30 am for KG From 7:30 am to 12:30 pm for higher classes Doha Modern Indian School From 9:00 am to 12:00 noon for KG From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for higher classes  Rajagiri Public School From 9:00 am to 12:00 noon for KG From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for higher classes Scholar’s International School…

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Extreme weather : Private schools in Doha reduce working hours

With temperature soaring to extreme levels, several private schools have announced a cut in working hours, under instructions from Supreme Education Council (SEC). The SEC last week reduced working hours of state-run Independent schools by over an hour. These schools now start at 7am and close at noon. “We will change our timing from Sunday. The KG classes will begin at 7am and close at 10.30am. Other classes will start at 7am and close at 12.30pm, one hour early,” A K Srivastava, Principal, Birla Public School (BPS), told this daily yesterday. He said the school had received a circular from SEC with an advice to reduce the timing in view of the extreme weather. SEC, however, has allowed schools to decide, he added. BPS also posted an announcement about new timing on its website. DPS Modern Indian School, Ideal Indian School, Bhavan’s Indian School and Olive International School are among…

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Indian schools in Qatar excel in CBSE Class X results

Indian schools in Qatar have excelled in CBSE Class X examination results which were announced in New Delhi yesterday. Here are the school-wise results and names of outstanding performers : MES Indian School The school secured 100 percent pass, with all 700 students qualifying for admission to higher classes. Seventy-two students secured A1 in all subjects with the Cumulative Grade Points (CGPA 10), the highest grade in the examination, while 27 scored CGPA 9.8 The students who secured A1 in all subjects are: Abdulla Mansoor, Abdullah Mansur Malek, Akhil Uday, Ashwin Dinesh, Muhammed Shahid C, Priyesh Srivastava, Rishi Ravikumar, S Sachidhanand, Saadd Mohammed Anis, Sharath Gopakumar, Shoaib Ahmad Baig, Thagavel Kiran, Vighneswar Veeravagu, Amritha Anil, Anjali Prasad, Anneta Tresa Antony, Aysha Hana Aikkara Biju, Devika V U, Fathima Nida Jamal, Feba Shibu George, Jyotsna Aranakkal Jayan, Kalidindi Sri Vaishnavi, Khulood Mohammed, Mariam Mohammed Ali, Neha Nassar, Nejla Nesrin, Nisha Asokan, M Priyankkha,…

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SEC asks MES Indian School to refund Special Fee

The Supreme Education Council (SEC) has forced a leading private school to refund a huge amount of ‘special fee’ it collected from students at the beginning of the new academic year, The Peninsula newspaper has reported. The MES Indian School, the largest expatriate school in the country, has issued a circular to the parents informing them of the refund. The school started its new academic year last month. The special fee collected by the school at an average of QR200 per student will amount to millions considering the large number of students on its rolls. The fee was higher in higher classes. The school has been collecting this fee for several years continuously. SEC had earlier asked the school to stop further admissions saying the number of its students had reached 10,476, almost double the permitted capacity of 5,400. A senior official of the school told The Peninsula daily yesterday that…

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Kerala Board SSLC Result 2015: How to check?

The Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC)/Class 10 result for Kerala Board is likely to be declared today i.e. April 20. The candidates who appeared for the exam can check the result probably by 4 pm (IST) in the evening today. The SSLC examination is conducted by the Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan every year, the result will be declared by  Kerala Education Minister, PK Abdu Rabb. How to check the result? The candidates can view the result on the websites mentioned below: www.keralapareekshabhavan.in www.results.kerala.nic.in www.keralaresults.nic.in www.results.itschool.gov.in The candidates can insert the required information on these websites, such as registration number, roll number, date of birth, school code etc to view the results. The results would also be available on Citizens’ Call Centre 155300 (from BSNL landline) and 0471-155300, 0471-2335523, 0471-2115054 and 0471-2115098 (from mobile and other services). A total of 4,68,495 students appeared for these exams. The Kerala Pariksha Bhawan conducts the…

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SEC rejects school’s request for re-registration fees

The Supreme Education Council (SEC) has forced a private school to cancel its decision to impose “re-registration” fee on students, a local Arabic daily reported yesterday. The SEC has clarified that no school is permitted to impose registration fee more than once. The fee is charged while enrolling the student for the first time and it should not be repeated at any excuse, said the daily. The school reportedly asked students who are already on its rolls to pay QR 2,887 as fee for “re-registration” for the coming academic year (2015-2016). It sent text messages to the parents in this regard. Several parents lodged complaints with the SEC seeking a reversal of the decision. The SEC promptly responded and asked the school to cancel its decision within 24 hours and inform the parents accordingly, said the daily. As per the SEC rules, all private schools are required to take permission…

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Qatar Chamber panel to submit report on Indian schools

The education committee of Qatar Chamber will prepare a detailed report on the issues facing Indian schools due to overcrowding and refer it to the authorities concerned. This decision was taken during a meeting of Qatar Chamber’s education committee in Doha on Tuesday, reports Qatar Tribune. The meeting, chaired by Qatar Chamber Vice-Chairman and Education Committee Head Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Tawar al Kuwari, took stock of difficulties faced at Indian schools where the number of students is in a high-density range (2,500-10,000) in each campus. The fee hike issue The increase in school fees figured prominently in the meeting. The committee appealed to all the school managements to ensure the fee hike is accompanied by an improvement in education processes. The committee members were united in saying schools must refrain from making fee hike a tool for making profit. The meeting discussed the pros and cons of the law that…

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Indian schools close admissions, Parents in dilemma

Adding to the worries of parents who are yet to secure seats for their children, most Indian schools in Doha have stopped admissions for the new academic year. Even though the schools used to accept admissions till end of March, this year the schools are forced to stop the admissions as the demand for seats is huge and there are strict regulations by Supreme Educational Council on number of students per class. Birla Public School, MES Indian School, DPS Modern Indian School, Shantiniketan Indian School, Bhavan’s Public School, Pearl School and Noble International School have stopped the registration process for admissions for 2015-16 session, The Peninsula has reported. Last year two new schools, Olive International School and Rajagiri Public School, had started operations and even these are not enough to fulfill the growing need for school seats. What the schools are saying Here is what the representatives from schools told to The Peninsula : “We…

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A number of new schools to open in 2015-16

Following several complaints about shortage of seats in Qatar’s private schools, a number of new schools are expected to open in the next academic year, Peninsula has reported. An Arabic daily spoke to Mr. Hamad Al Ghali, Director of the Private Schools Office at Supreme Education Council, on this issue and below is the summary of his comments: SEC has received 96 applications for opening private schools during the 2015-2016. A final decision on the applications will be announced in June. Schools that have got initial approval have been given time until May-June to meet the licensing requirements so that they can start functioning when the next academic year begins. Last year, the SEC opened 35 private schools, including international schools, after receiving 98 applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. In November-December every year, the Private Schools Office receives requests for licences to open new private schools and kindergartens. Criteria for School…