Imphal: Manipur Students’ Federation (MSF) has urged the state government to immediately start a policy to resume academic sessions.
University Grant Commission (UGC) has announced to start academic session for the entire country from the month of September. State need not to wait for the UGC notification. It should start a policy to start the academic session immediately as Manipur has already announced ‘Covid-19’ free state, said president of MSF, Sajad Buyamayum during a press conference held at its head office located at Kwakeithel Thounaojam Leikai, here on Tuesday.
Sajad said since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country, Prime Minister had announced for total shutdown across the country in order to avoid spread of corona virus from midnight of March 24. Since then educational institutes, including universities have been shut down as precautionary measures, he added.
With the recovery of two Covid-19 infected persons state government had announced Manipur as Covid-19 free state, he said.
After considering the future career of students UGC notified to open educational institutes including universities on Saturday. As the state has announced free state against Covid-19 the state government should start an educational policy to start the academic session immediately despite of waiting the guidelines of UGC which will be announced next month, he added.
Some of the educational institutes conduct online class whereas some institutes are still dormant to take such online classes. There are disadvantages of online classes as students are suffering to get books which they could study in order to crack the examination, said Sajad.
Due to shut down of educational institutes especially for private institutes questions have been raised whether the students are going to pay school fees and van sercice fees for the lockdown period including private institutes’ teachers should pay their monthly salary, he added.
MSF urged the state government to take necessary steps to solve the problems being facing by private institutes considering the future career of students.