School fees during Covid: State govt should help, CBSE tells HC – Times of India

KOCHI: Providing financial aid to unaided schools to ensure access to education is the obligation of the state government, CBSE has informed the Kerala High Court.

CBSE submitted that it is only entrusted with affiliation and conducting examinations and the obligation of the state government is as part of Right to Education.

The court is considering a petition filed by KP Albert of Chalikkavattom seeking a court directive to the state government to extend financial aid to children of parents who are struggling to pay the tuition fees in view of the Covid-19 crisis. A bench led by the chief justice has sought the views of the state and central governments on the plea.

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