RGURSF wants a resumption of the functioning of hostel facilities on the campus & offline classes
Rono Hill: The state government on 1st September 2021 had relaxed and unlocked the pre-existing lockdown and restriction over the state and issued notification wherein the opening of all educational institutions was placidly mentioned, but the lone university of the state still perils in a distance away from full pledge functioning of the institution.
On the 13th of October, the Rajiv Gandhi University Research Scholars’ Forum (RGURSF) sought for resumption of the functioning of hostel facilities on campus and the offline classes. The student forum had written a letter to the Registrar, citing their grievances over the prolonged suspension of the institution in a full swing manner hitherto.
The General Secretary Shri Prem Taba had informed the SPACE media that the University is in function however it has not yet open in a full pledge manner wherein the hostel facilities, library, and offline classes are yet to be resumed fully.
Other Central Universities like Tezpur University, Mizoram University, Nagaland University, NEHU, Dibrugarh "University, Sikkim University, Manipur University, JNU, Aligarh Muslim University, Pondicherry University and etc. have started off with resumption of physical classes, and reopening hostels, while RGU hasn't given any notification about restarting on-campus activities yet. Campuses all across the country are doing their best to make arrangements to accommodate both students who want to return to campus and students who do not return to campus. This is a false dilemma in the case of RGU" __added Taba
Further the Forum expressed that, "The research scholars' final year and fresher students need the library and other on-campus facilities to complete their syllabus, the hostels should also be opened for their accommodation"
"It is also pertinent to mention that schools and colleges are open including political rallies, shopping malls, political rallies, cinema halls, worshipping places and etc, so why not the University in particular" informed RGURFS.
TheKhandu led Government had recently re-opened the doors for the entry of tourists in the state, which had reflected a sign of relaxation from the surge of Covid which was hitherto unprecedented due to the pandemic.
The state's lone university yet struggles along with its students, especially the research scholars who extremely need time, place, and decorum to continue their work.
The RGURSF wrote to the registrar mentioning that, " the universities are the place where adult people follow rules; markets are not like that. So why there is permission to open markets, schools but not for RGU. If India will not educate, how will we become a superpower? In spite of fulfilling the Prime Minister’s agenda of getting fully vaccinated, university students who are capable of following COVID-19 norms are not allowed back on campus. On the other hand, children starting from kindergarten to nursery schools have been going to school for months now. We are requesting that RGU stop this digital apartheid, put an end to the prolonged closure of the university. No more pixelated boxes, computerized voices, and namesake education that has denied us our fundamental rights and deliver us with proper education."
"We ardently request the university administration’s flexibility and discretion in initiating campus reopening process without any further delay, lest the forum is compelled to take its own course of action under its own competency framework" Stated RGURSF.
However, more updates are awaited.
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