Social Justice

Over 1800 Students Sign Online Petition Against Blended Education

BP World Bureau | Jun 16 2021 09:08:10 PM
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NEW DELHI: Students across India voiced their dissent against the blended mode of education proposed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) amid the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. 

More than 1800 students from educational institutes across India have signed a petition expressing the same.

All India Forum to Save Public Education is a digital campaign by a pan-India group of students and student unions, which was formed to highlight students’ issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Students want;

  1. Higher education to be made inclusive by not adopting a blended mode of education.
  2. Universal vaccination for students, teachers and staff in academia.
  3. Disbursal of fellowships and extensions for completing thesis.
  4. Differential policies for board exams shouldn't affect students’ futures.
  5. Inclusion of student representatives in the task forces for the deliberation of academic activities and special economic help marginalised community students. 

Abhishek Nandan, president of the student union at Hyderabad Central University, said that they are filing the petition because of their inability to participate in an outdoor protest. 

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