High Court orders school to admit students by collecting 25% fees

High Court orders school to admit students by collecting 25% fees

The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday directed a private school to admit 68 students to the next class after they were denied admission for failing to pay their fees.

Gagan Gowda S R and 67 others studying in various classes in Vidyaniketan High School in Sunkadakatte approached the court contending that they have been denied admission to the next class.

The school had argued that it had denied the students admission as they had failed to pay the fees as prescribed by the school administration.  However, the students, in another petition, contended that the school had not fixed the fee according to the high court directions. According to the court orders, the school fee has to be decided by the District Education Regulating Authority (DERA).

In this case, the school itself had decided on the fee structure, which  was exorbitant, they contended. Justice S Sujatha disposed of the petition directing the students to pay 25% of the school fee for the academic year 2017-2018 and directed the school to give admissions to the students for the next year.

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