Tuition menace comes to an end

Tuition menace comes to an end

Management bows to demands of students, promises to repay fees collected

Tuition menace comes to an end

Leaders of students’ unions visited the office of the Samaja on Monday morning at 10 o’clock and discussed with the president of the Samaja, Usha, several problems faced by the students of the college, including the compulsory tuitions.
In the background the students having complained to several authorities including the Chief Minister, the Lokayukta, the Chief Justice of the High Court and the Pre-university Education Department that tuitions have been made compulsory in the College, Usha retreated.

She promised them that the tuition classes made compulsory for science students of the Pre-university College would be cancelled.

The special fees collected from the students for the classes would also be returned by August 30.

The compulsory classes were cancelled on Saturday itself, said Usha. “We were ignorant of such a serious mistake being committed in our college,” she added, “There will be no more of such classes in the future.”

Students who were present during the meeting insisted that the tuition fees collected be repayed. The president explained that lecturers from Bangalore had to be employed for some subjects. Since they had to be paid for the classes, the fees money would be refunded to the students immediately after the accounts are settled.
Head of the Chemistry Department R Murali Krishna, who was accused of verbally abusing students was called to the meeting and taken to task by the leaders of students’ unions.

When questioned about unnecessarily punishing students giving the excuse of discipline, Murali Krishna remained silent. However, having initially denying the allegations, he later accepted his mistake. He also promised not to misbehave with students in the future.

Students’ signature
Usha handed over a letter signed by students accepting that they were requesting for classes of their own accord to the leaders of students’ unions during the meeting. The latter, however, refuted the validity of the letter. When they alleged that the students might have signed under duress, Usha remained silent.
JP Vichara Vedike member R Dayanand, Yuva Vidyarthi Hitarakshana Vedike member B Suresh Gowda, SFI district secretary Ambarish, Meenakshi, Adima Dalita Vidyarthi Sanghatane members Hoovalli Nagaraj, Narayanaswami, Krishna, Chowdareddy, Sampath Kumar were among the 50 leaders present during the meeting.
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