Panaji : The Goa government has finally decided to grant a 50 percent fee waiver to students opting for Engineering and other professional courses.
The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) Goa had been demanding that professional college students should be granted at least 50% fee cut.
“The government’s notification granting partial relief to students of technical education is what we were demanding in the interest of students. The government at last woke up to the current situation,” said Naushad Chowdhari, State President, NSUI Goa.
He said that COVID-19 has financially affected many families and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who is also the Education Minister must realise that future prospects of the students are not impacted due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“NSUI has often rallied behind the students’ community and will continue to do so. If the government had resorted to further delay tactics, we would have come on the streets seeking justice for all the students,” Naushad said.
After relentless effort, NSUI Goa had also succeeded in getting a partial fee cut towards college fees this academic year.
NSUI urges the government to not sit over to several other demands of students as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the financial condition of many families.
NSUI Goa once again reminds the government to refund minimum 50% fees to those students who had made full fee payment for the academic year 2020-21. “These students have taken loans from banks or borrowed money from relatives and friends. They deserve to get some relief,” the NSUI Goa President said.
NSUI Goa further demands that 50% of the college fees should be collected in instalments.