Mangaluru, June 13, 2020: Legislator and former minister U T Khader has alleged that the state government has no clarity on education during the present Covid-19 times. Accusing the government of negligence, he at the same time urged for steps to ensure that students appear for the upcoming SSLC exams in an atmosphere free from fear.
Speaking to reporters here, he said the state ministers were giving contradictory statements creating confusion in the minds of students as well as parents. "The government is taking decisions without any logic. They first created lot of confusion before fixing the exam date. Now even before the exams are over there is a debate on online education," he said.
Agreeing to the government stance against online education upto fifth standard, Khader at the same time questioned why corporate apps are not banned or no action is taken against them.
On the issue of payment of school fees in the backdrop of uncertainty over school reopening, Khader said the schools are finding it difficult to survive without fees and many teachers may lose jobs. He also suggested that the government provide interest free loans to educational institutions.