The Goa unit of National Students Union of India raised concern over educational institutes accepting huge money in the name of donations and demanded the abolition of capitation fees allegedly collected by the higher educational institutions in the state. They also claim that the government has failed to curb such scams in the education sector.
Addressing a press conference today at Congress state headquarters in the city, NSUI Goa unit president Ahraz Mulla said that the donations taken by the schools or colleges have to be highlighted and stopped because it is a scam in the name of education.
“What we have seen is that the education department had come up with a warning that schools should not have any capitation fees or they will be fined ten times if the schools were found to be charging capitation fees. But what they have failed to curb is that capitation fee is still taken in the name of school development,” said Ahraz Mulla. The school development fund was nothing but a scam by the schools, he claimed, adding there had been instances when students had been instructed by the schools to go to certain coaching institutes to ensure admission.
They also criticized Vice Chancellor of Goa University for enjoying luxury at the cost of students’ money.