The educational institutes across the country have been shut since March 2020 due to the unplanned lockdown enforced to stop the spread of COVID-19. Many colleges moved to online classes in an attempt to complete the syllabus, though most were ineffective the students of various colleges claim. Most students of Telangana demand that exams be called off and promotions done owing to the safety concerns amid the coronavirus outbreak.
In view of this unprecedented situation, Leaders of SIO TS presented a memorandum to Smt. Sabitha Indra Reddy, Education Minister – TS and Prof. P. Papi Reddy, chairman of TSCHE demanding, the universities to not collect any examination fees as the 2 months of lockdown has economically hit many families. The TS government must provide adequate funds to conduct exams and avoid shortage of funds for the smooth running of the university. They further demanded to postpone the exams as the situation is worsening with increasing cases of COVID 19 across the state. They also demanded to release the pending scholarships of the students.
In a press statement, Qayamuddin Campus secretary – SIO TS, said many students across the state have reached out to SIO with there concerns and requested help in the submission of examination fees to which SIO arranged funds for some students. It is painful to see students losing an academic year due to lack of money.
Our meetings with both the dignitaries were fruitful and we hope, soon govt will take and appropriate decision considering the demands of the student community..