The DPS STS School in Dhaka has been taking necessary steps for amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while the regular education system has come to a standstill.
While most schools have been closed, DPS STS School has been at the forefront in conducting online classes for all its students and has proactively announced several beneficial measures for parents.
The school has communicated to parents that all due tuition fees can be paid within a fortnight after the end of the current government holidays.
There will be no tuition fee hike for 2020-2021; further, yearly tuition fee payment has been converted into 10 instalments instead of 4, and there is an ongoing negotiation with credit card companies for paying tuition fees at 0% (interest-free) equated monthly instalment (EMI).
Adjusting for the holiday period, the transportation charges collected in advance will also be credited to parents when the new session begins.
"We have given our best to support our students, parents, teachers, and every relevant stakeholder during this crisis and I am very pleased to note the most enthusiastic response of parents and students to our online classes, with over 85 per cent registration," said Harsh Wal, Principal, DPS STS School Dhaka.
He added that the school's fundamental aim was to keep the education system not only functional but also to deliver high-class education now and going forward.
"We are ensuring our full responsibilities towards our teachers, as well as staff and support staff who have families to support too as they are the pillars of our education system," said Harsh Wal.
He also added that the school has continued to keep in close contact with students and parents to counsel and support them in the most efficient manner possible.