Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has waived off tuition fees for girl students of all sections of the society from Class IX to XII.
"As per the order issued by the state government no tuition fee will be taken from girl students from Class IX to XII," District Inspector of Schools Umesh Tripathi said today.
The order would be applicable to all government, aided and non-aided recognised schools of UP Board from the academic session starting from July 2, he said.
The order would benefit girl students of all sections, he added.
The DIOS said that while tuiton fee would not be taken from girl students, other charges like sports, development and science charges would remain effective.
Girl students from class one to eight are already getting free education under Right to Education Act.