A delegation comprising of National General Secretary and National secretaries of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad met Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and submitted a memorandum to solve the current problems of the academic world.
The delegation proposed education minister to open all higher education institutions in the traditional (offline) mode for the students at the earliest, and put before him suggestions to solve the problems caused in the education world due to the corona pandemic.
In view of the loss and delay in research work during the Corona pandemic, ABVP requested to provide an additional time of one year to research students and provide research funds for that period as well as to provide all types of scholarships to students at the earliest.
ABVP emphasized over the need to make full arrangements for imparting training to teachers at the college level to increase the use of technology, to make online arrangements in schools, colleges and universities in emergency and to develop online libraries to ensure availability of relevant reading material to the students.
Underlining the need to provide relief to the students who are not able to access the educational institutions and parents facing economic crisis due to Corona epidemic, ABVP demanded Hon’ble Minister of Education to provide them a fee waiver. In view of the worrying situation of the state universities, the ABVP delegation emphasized upon the need for appointment of regular teachers, proper and consistent funding and increasing the amount of funds allocated to UGG and RUSA and its proper and inclusive classification.
ABVP’s National General Secretary Nidhi Tripathi said, “The ABVP has been continuously giving suggestions for the expedient implementation of the National Education Policy. In light of this, today, we met the Hon’ble Union Minister of Education and discussed the same. We hope that the Government will take appropriate steps on our demand and students can return to their campuses very soon and continue their studies as earlier. “