SCHOOLS are allowed only one fundraising every year where they can seek students help.
This is the directive from the Education Ministry permanent secretary Dr Brij Lal.
"Schools cannot make students raise money for them compulsory," he said.
"We have never made any rule like that. They have permission from the ministry for one fundraising per year but we have never set a limit on how much students should raise."
He said he was aware that schools did hold fundraising drives but advised them to be reasonable with the amount they required the students to raise.
"We have never set any limit for anyone to raise a certain amount of money, therefore, I am asking schools to be careful and reasonable with these things, rather than putting any burden on anyone."
Third term of school begins today.