Source: NDTV Education
Delhi High court has refused to entertain the plea to direct private schools to slash tuition fee observing the fact that efforts made by a teacher giving online classes are more than those required in a physical classroom.
The court said it requires extensive infrastructural adjustments, including all incidental expenses in arranging access to online platforms over which education could be provided and "to suggest that, having made all these arrangements, schools should not be permitted to charge tuition fees, would be bordering on absurdity".
"We wholeheartedly endorse this sentiment. Judicial notice may be taken of the painstaking efforts, made by schools and teachers, in providing education, and holding classes, through online platforms. The effort in physically teaching students, in a regular classroom, cannot even remotely be compared with the effort that the teacher has to expend, in providing online education," said the bench constituting Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar.