Mangaluru: Students Fedaration of India (SFI) staged a protest in front of the DC’s Office here, on August 5.
Addressing the protesters, president of SFI Nitin Kuthar said, “Dakshina Kannada is an educational hub and also a district of intellectuals. But students in the district are facing various problems. In some colleges, there are no basic facilities. The ruling government has brought anti-student policies which cause great harm to the students.”
He further said that in some schools or colleges there are no basic facilities, the field of education has become a money minting business, college fees have been drastically increased. “The Middle class struggle to send their children to school. Government which assured to develop government colleges in the district and the state, is supporting private institutions by neglecting government colleges and our district is one among those affected.”
He also said that the students have boycotted college to participate in the protest to get their rights. The federation also demanded that the hostels in the schools, colleges and universities be strengthened; demanding donations should be controlled; students should be given concession in private buses; students should be allowed to present medical certificate when they are absent because of sickness and fees should not be charged for re-evaluation.
They also demanded that the vacant posts for teachers and non-teaching staffs should be filled. “The temporary teaching staff should be made permanent and their salaries should be increased. In every college and school, an anti-sexual abuse team should be formed. Scholarship should be provided at the beginning of the academic year,” he added.
SFI leaders Charan Shetty, Hamza Kinya, Mayuri Bolar and others were also present.