Parallel college students, teachers and managers are up in arms against the Kerala University’s decision to end private registration and start University Learners’ Support Centres as an alternative for students pursuing education in parallel colleges.
“The decision to end private registrations will only result in making education out of the reach of the common man. It is a denial of common man’s right to education,” Parallel Education Protection Council convenor A Shyju said. Hundreds of parallel college students and teachers participated in an ‘Education Protection’ meet held here. Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan inaugurated the meet. VS said the University’s move to start Learners’ Support Centres was aimed at promoting self-financing education sector. Achuthan Nair, a parallel college senior teacher, presided over. All-India Save Education Committee state convenor M Shajar Khan, Parallel Students Movement state secretary V D Santosh, AIDSO state president E N Shanthiraj, Parallel College Assn South Zone coordinator K R Ashok spoke.