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Private schools in UP to waive fees of pandemic orphans; Lucknow's St. Joseph first to implement

Children who have lost the earning member of their family will be granted a 50% fee concession.

The second swell of the pandemic has surfaced with certain irreparable repercussions on children, for many have been orphaned as their parents succumbed to this deadly contagion. Consequently, to ensure that the schooling of such kids is not affected, the Uttar Pradesh Private Schools' Association (UPSA) has decided to provide them free education. First implemented by Lucknow's St. Joseph College, more than 2000 private schools across UP have now decided to execute this directive.

UPSA unanimously agrees to waive fees of covid orphans

The decision of providing free schooling to covid orphans, by the Uttar Pradesh Unaided Private Schools' Association (UPSA), has come after an online meeting with UP's Deputy Chief Minister. Apart from waiving the fees, schools under the association will also provide free stationery and uniform to such children.

It has been unanimously agreed upon, by more than 2000 schools across UP, that the fee charged for educational training will be waived completely for children, who have lost both their parents to covid. Further, children who have lost the earning member of their family- be it the mother or father, will be granted a 50% fee concession.

St. Joseph College first to implement this decision

The entire educational fraternity has come together to offer maximum support to children orphaned by this pandemic. The first to implement the decision of free schooling for these children was Lucknow's St. Joseph College. The school can be contacted on 7408714714/ 7408501555/ 7704908533 for children who are in need of a good education and their situation meets the above-stated criteria. Kindly call on the numbers, only between 8 AM to 4 PM.

School Location: Rajajipuram, Thakurganj, Sushant Golf City Ansal, Sitapur Road, Malihabad and Ruchi Khand -1

-With inputs from IANS

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