Madurai

Law college students oppose NEP draft

Students from Government Law College submitted a representation to Collector T.S. Rajasekar here on Monday against National Education Policy draft, saying it was not inclusive.

A final-year student, A. Anand, said the students were particularly upset about the draft discussions taking place in a clandestine manner. “As students, we believe that it is pertinent for the government should engage us in discussions regarding a policy that will affect our future,” he said.

Another student, P. Nalini, said the draft clearly proved that the government was looking to privatise education by providing autonomy to most universities. “How will standards be maintained? This will only lead to rise in fees and education inaccessible to people across classes,” she said.

The students also said there was ambiguity regarding reservations. It was disconcerting that education model across the country was discriminatory towards the Schedule Caste community. Ms. Nalini said the discussions and policy draft must be available in Tamil.

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