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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 allows schools to increase fees by 5 percent every three years or when moving the school to another location.
Rise in school rents
Highlighting the issue of sudden rise in rents of school buildings, a number of committee members sought action against landlords who raise rents by 50 percent a year, while the law allows school rents to be raised by a maximum of 5 percent a year.
The committee called for the preparation of a legal memorandum to be submitted to the Central Committee of Disputes for action against such landlords.
The committee members also discussed the project to establish a joint-stock company for the supply and manufacture of school furniture.