Jamia Hamdard forces people to pay Rs 250 for forms, parents cry foul
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Farha Akram and Qaiser Khan/Shahin Bagh
When Jamia Hamdard opened its branch at Shahin Bagh, Okhla, some residents were happy to have a quality school in the area. Many parents turned up this time to buy forms for nursery admission. But most were upset when the school asked them to pay Rs 250 for a prospectus and form. Shabana Khanam, who also bought the form for her toddler, lashed out at the school authorities for flouting government’s order. She said: “There is a directive from the government to schools that they should not force the parents to buy prospectus with form. But Jamia Hamdard has made it compulsory for parents to purchase prospectus with form.”
Sharing her grievances with OKHLA TIMES, she said what is the difference between a commercial school and a Muslim school? “Many schools in Delhi are only selling forms for Rs 25.” She cited example of Summer Fields and some other schools that are selling forms for Rs 25. Many parents are unhappy with the development. Some even protested. But it appears that the authorities are least bothered. An employee selling forms at the Jamia Hamdard counter in Shaheen Bagh said: “We are helpless. Senior school officials told us to sell prospectus with the form. If anybody has any problem s/he should talk to the higher authorities.” Mohd Hussain, a teacher said: “The administration knows better.”
Ausaf Zeya, a father of two said: “We have to pay extra money. When we lodged our protest to the school authorities we were told to look for other schools. With no good school in the locality we don’t have any option but to get our children admit here. Jamia Hamdard knows this very well and is exploiting the situation.” Another parent Rashid Anjum said: “All other schools in the area have charged only Rs 25 for admission but here they are asking for Rs 250.” Besides, parents are concerned with school building. Khanam said: “They are charging a lot of money but the facility they are providing is poor. First of all the school is located in a narrow lane of Shahin Bagh. Besides, there is no playground for children. Moreover, the railing too has not got high walls.”
Also, parents are angry at the whole admission process for pre-school. Bablu, who gave only one name, said as address proof the school is asking for MTNL phone and voter ID. “As I have given my voter ID for further upgrade the authorities are not accepting rent agreement. Most of the people live on rent. It is difficult to provide all these things. Some people even had a fight with the receptionist. This is harassment.” One parent even complained that the school is expensive. He said the school is charging Rs 29,000 yearly. At admission time parents need to deposit Rs 19,000. “How can a middle-class family afford to pay so much of money? It is good that they have opened a branch here, but they should consider these things,” he added. Senior Jamia Hamdard authorities were not available for comment.
Posted on 1.29.2011 at 3:44:22
look at the Dherubhai ambani,Dr. Abdul Kalam,,Former Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri where they have studied ,they have studied in Govt School so why people are sending in such bad schools as they only see money ,they are just bas..... and higher govt authorities also involved in these scam.
Posted on 1.29.2011 at 3:45:32
Dear Brother. salam masnon. apka artical logon ki preshani ko ujagar karta hai. hamara desh bhi mahengai. bharashtachar ki preshani se joojh raha hai. agar prashashan ne dhiyan na dia aur halat aise hi bane rahe to hal ke dino main jo Tiunish, Egypt aur yaman main ho raha hai, woh nazara hum yahan bhi dekhenge. brahe karam agar yeh Artical main streem media tak pahunche to logon ka bhala hoga. wassalam. anzar.
Posted on 1.30.2011 at 0:54:55
plz try to avoid any negative story against JMI, Hamdard
Posted on 2.2.2011 at 22:14:31
dear frnds, Donot go these non-sence muslim school,they are called \"GHADDAR OF MUSLIM QOUM\" if any one misses admission here,then i am requesting all of you to come to jamia millia islamia for nursery admission, forms will be avialable last week of feb or march first week.now VC have increased the seat in nursery classes, thanks
Posted on 2.3.2011 at 4:11:1
There is no infrastructure in Hamdard Public School and the fee structure and Prospectus fees just like a big School.
I request to Syed Hamid Sahib and Principle please decrease the fees to seeing the Muslim condition, please decrease the fee of Hamdard pUblic School, Okhla.