Extend Fee Submission Dates In Colleges, Universities: J&K Students Association Writes To MHRD Minister

SRINAGAR: J&K Students Association here on today wrote to MHRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and has sought his intervention as many educational institutes in the Madhya Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Punjab, Haryana and other States are Forcing for the payment of semester fee amid the coronavirus crisis.

In a Statement Spokesperson of Association, Nasir Khuehami said, J&K Students are being asked to Submit fee within days and attend online classes and exams, which is not Possible in the Current Circumstances and Continuous Ban on High-Speed Internet Connectivity in Kashmir Valley (4G Services).

He said that this is bizarre rather shocking that many College’s and Universities in different States and UT’s are continuously asking Students to Submit their Semester fee within days which is not possible owing to the ongoing crisis.

“How do Kashmiri students pay a fee when unemployed for three months. It seems that these colleges and Universities have stopped imparting education long back, sans ethics and moral righteousness,” he said.

He said that Colleges and Universities are pressing Kashmiri students to submit their fees despite the Covid-19 crisis.

“Due to continuous ban on high internet connectivity (4G Services) Kashmiri students can’t attend their online classes and exams also,” he added.

“We have received hundreds of distress calls wherein students who are studying in different states said that Colleges and Universities, forcing them to pay fee online else they have to pay a late fee, if they didn’t pay fee on time,” said Nasir.

“Most of them are hailing from lower middle class or middle-class families and have no source of income. The unavailability of high-speed internet Connectivity has hampered and halted the Process of online Classes of Students. Many Colleges forced students to travel and return back to there Colleges just to submit the fee,” he said.

He has urged the MHRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to direct colleges and universities to extend the date for depositing the fee.

“In a letter to MHRD Minister, we request his good self to take immediate steps to resolve the issue on humanitarian grounds and direct colleges and universities to extend date for submitting fee and give students relaxation, so that they will attend there exams easily and can get rid this anxiety,” he added.

Davood Peer Social Media Coordinator of association said that education sector has been the worst victim in Kashmir Valley, and with internet services snapped, the students have no source to study at home and clear their concepts.

“Due to the continuous ban on high-Speed internet services, Students are not able to learn topics and chapters which adversely affect their education and ultimately they fail to compete with students of the other regions of India,” he said.


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