SC and HSC students who will take part in the examinations at the end of this year will not have to pay for the fees.
Secondary school students and their families can sigh in relief. The Minister of education, Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, announced that the SC and HSC students will not have to pay for the examination fees at all, today, 28th of January. The minister spoke of the new decision of the government to lift the burden off the students at a ceremony organised to “empower” women at Quartier Militaire.
The new decision was also announced as part of the programme of the new government that was released yesterday itself, presented by the President of the Republic, Kailash Purryag. But, the date as to when it would be put into force was not specified yesterday – a detail thus clarified by the Minister of Education today when prompted by reporters.