The announcement came at a time the parents of ISWK students are voicing their opposition to the fee hike which they alleged is unjustifiable.
ISWK stated that along with the powerful help of its stakeholders, it has regularly striven to sustain the top quality of education for the students all via the years, which has been witnessed in higher academic achievements, many activities on and off the field and infrastructure improvement.
The choice to improve the fee was taken with robust forward preparing and additional enhancements in thoughts, a communiqué from the School Management Committee mentioned. “In addition to the above, there are a number of planned academic and co-scholastic activities which the college initiates, pro-actively to supply an all-round improvement of all students at ISWK. In order to stay away from the inconvenience and troubles faced by the parents on procuring costumes, other associated supplies, transportation for excursions/picnics and so on and for the teachers who gather the identical throughout class hours, the college management has decided, that a lump-sum quantity of RO10 per annum, to be collected along with term fee.
“This would make sure that the teacher as effectively as the youngster is not needed to deal with money which has posed a number of operational challenges.
“Parents will henceforth not be required to pay any additional amount towards the activities planned for the academic year. However, this does not include external examinations, national/ international tours and overnight trips,” it mentioned.
The total hike for the academic year 2019-20 is RO24, plus RO10, totalling RO34. The college also requested parents not to be confused with the varied messages circulating in social media, in respect of the revised fee structure.
The School Management Committee added, “We would also like to take this opportunity to inform that we do not collect any deposits for new admissions or charge any contribution towards infrastructure purely with an intention to avoid any financial burden on the parents. Additionally, the school has been offering a ‘Fee Concession’ to the needy parents based on submission of proof of income.”
Meanwhile, the Board of Directors of Indian Schools in Oman mentioned it had a lengthy meeting with the parents, and it would take their grievances to the School Management Committee, and determine on the subsequent course of action.
Information Source: Muscat Daily