Mangaluru: NSUI District President Sawad Sullia has called on the government to meet three demands: no vaccination, 50% discount on student fees and free education for students who have lost their parents due to coronavirus infection.
Speaking at a press conference held here at Mallikatte Congress House on Thursday May 27, he said that the forecast of Corona’s third wave of hitting soon has terrified students and parents. In this situation, if there are plans to conduct examinations then the students should be given the vaccine on priority, and if not cancel the examinations. For one year in a row, Corona has been wreaking havoc.
Due to Lockdown, and educational institutions closing down, students have been unable to get scholarships and students loans. Classes are held only through the online classroom, and private institutions have not offered any discounts on student fees too.
In this background, the parents will have to pay the full fees which is burdensome and hence, 50% of the student fees should be waived off, and also students who have lost their parents and family members should be taken care of by the government as far as education is concerned. He demanded the government that such students should be educated free from KG to PG.
Speaking on the occasion, VTU in-charge Anvit Kateel said that offline classes should be conducted for 45 days before examinations are conducted offline. Offline classes and online examinations will lead to discrepancy of quality in writing examinations and result with students failing exams. This has made students suffer and they are now asking for carry over system. The previous semester examinations are not completed yet, and the colleges have begun is not over but the colleges have begun the next semester classes online. In this scenario, how can a student study all the subjects of a semester, he questioned.
District NSUI Vice-President Austen Sequeira Ankush Shetty, Nikhil Poojary, leaders Pawan Salian, Shafique and Rilwan were also present.