Extend 50% fee waiver benefits to PG & Self financed courses : NSUI
Panaji : National Students’ Union of India, Goa has alleged that many colleges under the purview of Directorate of Higher Education (DHE) are asking full college fees from the students hence they have demanded that 50% fee waiver should be given to Post graduate as well as Self financed courses.
NSUI leaders met Director of Higher education Prasad Loliekar on 2nd August to put these grievances before him.
“Due to lockdown and Covid-19, country and state’s economy, has been impacted and the same has forced many parents to lose their jobs and earning capacity. Covid-19 and the current financial status of the student families are not helping them to continue their education. This may lead many students to the path of suicides if their earning members couldn’t manage to pay their huge fees and there will be many dropouts due to these crisis”, said NSUI president Naushad Chowdhari.
“Due to the Covid pandemic and economic slow down, the students’ parents are going through immense financial tensions due to loss of their jobs or stoppage of business activities and in such conditions asking the students to pay such huge semester fees is grave injustice on students,” he said .
Director of education listening to students’ grievances said he will look into the matter.