Students associations demand for provision of rights
PESHAWAR: Different students organisations have strongly rejected the current federal budget and demanded the government that 4% of the budget should be allocated for education and during the prevailing situation a special educational package must be granted to universities to take them out of financial crisis.
In this regard, Jamiat Talaba e Islam (JTI) arranged the All Students Organisations Conference (ASOC) on Saturday in which central and provincial leaderships and office bearers of different students associations and federations participated in a large number.
Hidayat Ullah Peerzada, Convener, JTI, Asif Marwat, Central Informations Secretary, JTI, Shakeel Khan, Nazim, Islami Jamiat Talaba, Waseem Khan, President, Ahlehadees Students Federation, Amir Zeb, President, Watan Pal Students Federation, Zafar, President, Muslim Students Federation (Q), Jasim Afridi, President, FATA Students Federation, Saqlain, President, Imamia Students Organization, Imran Mohmand, General Secretary, Pakhtun Students Federation and Riaz Khan Yousafzai, Secretary General, Peoples Students Federation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were among the prominent participants.
During the meeting, the participants said that the fee of university students should be waved off due to the poor financial status of the majority of parents amid the Corona epidemic, adding that students unions should be restored by doing all the necessary arrangements for the unions elections in all the educational institutes on immediate basis.
They further stated that universities should be opened under SOPs as online classes were not possible for the majority of students and if the opening of campuses was not possible then affordable internet should be provided to the students, especially the students of ex-Fata and other underdeveloped areas.