DNSU fixes private tuition fees; limits 7 students in a batch

DNSU fixes private tuition fees;  limits 7 students in a batch
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Dimapur, June 20: From June 21 onwards, the private teachers in Dimapur cannot give tuitions to more than 7 students in a batch and they would have to charge tuition fees in accordance to the fee structure fixed by the Dimapur Naga Students’ Union.
This was informed today by DNSU Secretary, Education & Statistics, Tenyebinlo Himb here at DNSU office, Dimapur during an interaction with the media fraternity.
Himb and other members of the union mentioned that the union has been constantly receiving grievances of parents and students regarding the often unfair fees of the private teachers and therefore the union has decided, after consultation with the teachers, students, and parents that from now onwards a private teacher cannot accommodate more than seven students in a batch and if the batch is of students from Class A to Class 10, they are expected to charge Rs 500 per student maximum. However, for subjects like Mathematics, Science, and Hindi for Class 9 and Class 10, there is an exception and can be charged on per subject basis. For Classes from A to 8, the rate remains Rs 500 maximum irrespective of subjects.
For Class 11 and Class 12, the teachers are expected to charge maximum Rs 800 for Arts stream. However, for Commerce and Science, the rates can be on the basis of per subject.
In regards to home tuitions, Himb said, the batch cannot be of more than three students and the maximum charges that the teachers can charge for Class A to Class 10 and for Class 11 and Class 12 are Rs 2500 and Rs 3500 respectively. Similar to the private tuitions, where students go to teacher’s place to take tuitions, exceptions remain for Class 9, Class 10, Class 11 (Commerce & Science), and Class 12 (Commerce & Science) students where charges can be per subject basis.
The union also mentioned that there should be five days of tuitions per week and per session should be equivalent or exceed one hour.
Himb said that it is observed that presently, there are private teachers who are accommodating more than 10 students per batch and charge as much as Rs 1000 from each student.
He said that if the teachers do not comply with the rules laid down by the Union and its consultative units, they will be dealt with accordingly on receiving complaints. He said that grievances can be registered at the DNSU office or the union can be reached directly via phone numbers 8415070616, 8787735461, and 8974508107.
It was also mentioned that the Union is streamlining the hostels and PGs that are operating in Dimapur and in two months, the owners would have to receive a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the DNSU.
DNSU Vice President, Sentimeren Pongen explained that many hostels and PGs functioning in Dimapur are neither registered with the government nor have necessary facilities that they must have.
He said that the owners would have to receive the NOC from the Union within two months and the union will make sure that these fulfill the criterion of have the basic amenities like running water, electricity, inverter etc. Also, the imposition of mess fees during holidays will have to end and there should be a fairly educated warden like a graduate or a theologian, he said.
The interaction was also attended by other members of the union which included General Secretary, B. Mhajan Tsopoe, Assistant General Secretary, Mteisuiding, Secretary Social and Cultural, Akuto Yeptho, and Secretary Finance, Sedelo T. Vadeo. (Page News Service)