By Violet Pereira, Team Mangalorean
Mangalore: The Students Federation of India staged a protest to fight for the rights of students in front of the DC office, here on July 13.
The SFI district president Nitin Kuthar addressing the protesters said that in our district there is lack of facilities in schools and colleges. This creates problem for the students to pursue their education. Private colleges demand huge donation for a seat, which the poor people cannot afford. There are no proper wash rooms for girls.
Everyone must be able to pursue their education which is impossible due to the present standards. We demand that the district administration fulfill the following demands.
1. To provide basic amenities in the government aided schools and colleges such as wash rooms, proper class rooms and enough teachers.
2. Private School and Colleges should form a Parent Teachers Association to control the donation issues.
3. To make the "Right To Education Act", mandatory.
4. To drop the payment system for Re -evaluation and to publish the result with immediate effects.
5. The books should be distributed in government aided school, in time.
6. In degree colleges re-exam should be conducted immediately as soon as the result comes out.
7. Presently there is no job security for guest lecturers, therefore permanent job status must be given to the guest lecturers. A number of lecturer posts are vacant in the colleges.
8. For hostel students ,Government should upgrade the facilities and provide the monthly food allowance to Rs 1600.
9. According to the supreme court, in all the schools and colleges, the authority should form a ' Anti Ranging Committee.'
10. CBSC syllabus of Science must be made easier.
11. All the students who have completed their education should get allowance until they get employment.
He further said that, the politicians are busy fighting for the seats and they are not bothered to solve the problems of the students. There is a urgent need to form a District Regulatory committee to control over the donation policy in private schools under the able leadership of the District Commissioner. For poor students, who stay in government hostels get Rs 700 allowance which is very less to manage, he urged the government to raise the allowance to Rs 1,600 which is being given to the students in the state of Kerala. The quota of 25% seats given to the students on influence must be avoided. Government should give the 25% quota seats to the poor students, he demanded.
SFI District Secretary Razak Montepadavu, S Ritesh Bajal, Fayyaz and Madhuri were also present.