Amid the ongoing circumstances of the pandemic, Lucknow University had recently announced offline examinations for last year and end-semester students. Expressing discontent over the fees levied by the varsity, a group of students have initiated a social media campaign on the microblogging site Twitter. Labeled 'No exam, no fee', the drive by the distressed pupils of the institute asks for a reduction in the exam fees and course fees, given the tumultuous situation of the present day.
As per the schedule released by the university, examinations for last year's students shall commence from August 10 and the examinees are asked to fill forms by July 10.
LU yet to release scholarships for financially deprived pupils
Due to the current times of the pandemic, a lot of families have suffered significantly on the financial front. While some faced problems handling medical emergencies, some others were troubled by the loss of jobs and other similar issues. In view of this, the students are demanding that the administration must do away with the exam fees. Besides, the students have also asked that the fee under other heads should be reduced.
"Some law schools and technical universities across the country have reduced the fees and students have been refunded the examination fees considering the pandemic situation." said one of the students, leading the campaign. Another student informed that the social welfare department is yet to release the scholarships for financially deprived students. Simultaneously, LU should intervene to reduce exam fees.
Financial relaxations, the need of the hour!
It is noteworthy that AKTU has come to the rescue of its students through its latest declaration to bear the expenses of students who have lost parents due to Covid. Further, law schools and private institutions have also announced relaxation.
- With inputs from IANS