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Edtech's teachable moment

Govt's advisory highlights flaws in business model

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Educational activists said it was a half-hearted measure and would not have any impact on the mis-selling and unethical practices happening in the sector

Business Standard Editorial Comment Mumbai
The government’s advisory to citizens stressing caution in using the services of companies that offer online and remote learning courses is a well-timed and thoughtful move. It extends a useful warning to parents to carefully evaluate offers that range from luring subscribers with ostensibly free courses that suppress information about auto-debit facilities to marketing visits to vulnerable families, urging them to sign up for tuitions without fully explaining the financial implications. The government has felt it incumbent to issue this advisory after growing complaints from parents about being misled and inordinate delays in getting refunds — a recent ruling by

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First Published: Dec 28 2021 | 10:19 PM IST

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