STUDENTS would not be sent home says the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji.
The principals from the Sabha's 22 schools met last Saturday and decided not to send students home because of unpaid school levies.
"We are respecting the call of the permanent secretary for education Dr Brij Lal not to send the students home," the Sabha's media officer Kamlesh Arya said in a statement.
He said they agreed with Dr Lal's plea to parents to pay their children's school levies.
"The Sabha is now hopeful that parents will, in the interest of their children, come forward and pay the overdue levies without default. "The principals of the Sabha resolved that the issue of unpaid school levies will remain high on its agenda between now and close of the school and parents are urged to come forward and meet their obligations."
He added the Sabha was advising all its school managers and heads to work vigilantly in recovering overdue levies through consistent reminders to concerned parents.
"We seek the co-operation of the concerned parents and urge them to prioritise their commitment to the education of their children. We express our gratitude to those parents who have come forward to pay the overdue levies to create a congenial learning environment for their children."