Thu, 17 Jul 2003

Parents should report admission fees

JAKARTA: Commission E of the City Council overseeing education and social affairs called on the public to file a report with the commission if they find any state-run schools imposing admission fees.

Commission secretary Audi I.Z. Tambunan said on Wednesday that the commission had the right to take action against such schools.

"If there are state-run schools charging admission fees, parents should report them to the commission," he said. "We will recommend that the administration penalize those schools."

State-run schools in Jakarta do not charge admission fees. Students need only pay monthly tuition fees and a development donation, which is set by the school board, comprising parents and students associations and teachers. -- JP