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Contributions to SDS accounts
A Muslim national school in Mawanella is reportedly levying Rs. 1,600
from each pupil to the School Development Society (SDS) account, stating
that the Education Ministry had issued a new circular to collect funds
for the SDS.
Many parents who send their children to this school are in a quandary
as to how to find this money. Most of them are poor and in a state of
penury and even find it difficult to send their children to school.
They despair that the Ministry of Education has caused a burden to
parents, while the Government still provides free education, free
uniforms and free books to children.
Hence, I would like to draw the attention of the New Education
Minister to look into this matter and rectify any fraudulent ruse to
collect money from poor pupils by the principal of this Muslim National