Udipi; August 02: It has been reported that the poly-technical students staged a hunger strike in front of DCs office on August 02, Friday demanding an early fair and reasonable solution to the carry-over system and urged the authorities to consider their demands mentioned in their memorandum submitted recently to chief minister.
Starting from morning 8.00 am till 5.00 pm in the evening, students staged a strike. Students have been organizing strikes for the past few days against the government’s new system of carry- over system.
In the earlier system, even if the student fails in 10 subjects, they were allowed to attend the next class but this year under the new rule those who have failed in four subjects will be allowed to attend the next class and more than that they are not allowed to attend the next class. With this new system, many students have been deprived of their education and facing lot of problems, they said.
No objection from the government; no right to government-says MLA Madhwaraj:
Pramodh Madhwaraj, MLA from udipi, who visited the place of strike said that government do not have any objection in continuing the old carry-over system but no right to implement the system and informed to the students that he had a discussion in this regard with Deshpande, minister for higher education and this is being done as per the high court’s directives, he informed. He further said that this problem could be legally solved and my support is always there for the legal, constructive strikes, he said